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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: 26240ST.OO.1320ST.01
    Movement No: BD3307
    Case No: YH8686W
    Model Name: Royal Oak Chronograph 41, 50th Anniversary
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. AP 4401, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin dated 10th March 2022 confirming that the present timepiece is part of the Royal Oak’s 50th Anniversary, international warranty card, instructions manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In honour of the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary this year, Audemars Piguet launched a new range of Royal Oak Chronograph wristwatches. Seventeen new iterations were slowly released throughout 2022, offering 38mm and 41mm sizes, an array of different colourways, and blinding diamond-set variants.

    Adhering strongly to the genetic codes of its predecessors, the present Royal Oak Chronograph 41 flaunts an iconic blue Grande Tapisserie dial topped with an inconspicuous date window at 4 o'clock and applied lumed hour markers. Encased in stainless steel, the bracelet's and octagonal bezel's finishes are also retained. Minor adjustments, however, do make a significant impact. The latest version of this model is updated with a reshuffled layout of the chronograph dial, layered with a muted white gold signature near 12 o’clock. Furthermore, the 50th Anniversary edition is closed with a sapphire case-back that invites the wearer to admire the new and improved in-house cal. AP 4401 and its 22K white gold “50 Years” rotor. The distinct oscillating rotor will only be included in watches produced in 2022, after which they will revert to the ordinary form.

    Offered in “like-new” condition, the present Royal Oak Chronograph 41 is complete with its certificate and original accessories. This opportunity to be a part of Audemars Piguet’s momentous milestone is not to be missed. All proceeds exceeding the cost for the consignor will be donated to charities supporting access to medical care for families in need and orphanages.

  • 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. 26240ST.OO.1320ST.01
A fine, rare and “like-new” stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, blue dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Oak

Circa 2022
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$320,000 - 650,000 

Sold for HK$529,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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