Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1979
    Reference No: 5402SA
    Movement No: 198'097
    Case No: 584
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in 1972, the Royal Oak was truly a revolutionary movement into an new ear of luxury sports watch. Debuted with the first ever Royal Oak reference 5402 in a stainless steel cased at 39mm, also known as the “Jumbo”, the famous Gerald Genta design mastered the ratio perfectly thanks to the ultra-slim movement caliber 2121, the rest is history. With the success and demand of this ground-breaking design, it did not take long for the Royal Oak to expand its offerings for its growing clientele. During the mid 1970s, Audemars Piguet introduced the 5402BA in solid gold and 5402SA with a two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold appearance, the present example is one of such. A fantastic combination with the robustness of steel and the richness of the yellow metal, the ref. 5402SA features a matching gold date wheel that perfectly complements the warm grey dial. According to scholars, approximately 951 examples of the two-tone reference were made, the present example is numbered 584 on its caseback.

    With a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak this very year, the present two-tone ref. 5402SA with incredible vintage aesthetics synonymous to the period is a perfect daily watch for the discerned collector.

  • Artist Biography

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.

    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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Ref. 5402SA
A fine and attractive two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1979
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$277,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)