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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: 26615TI.OO.1220TI.01
    Movement No: BC8198
    Case No: RM6118C
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet international warranty, setting pin, instructions manual, product literature, rotative box instructions, rotative box winding key, fitted rotative presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Specialised in the manufacture of complications since 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, audacious timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. Since its earliest days, Audemars Piguet is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters, 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 Genta-designed Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch that launched in 1972. Lo and behold, the present Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is one of a rare 300-piece limited edition, initially reserved for the Japanese market only. While the first 150 pieces dropped with hardly more than a whisper in December 2020, the second half only became available outside of Japan in the summer of 2021.

    The beauty of this watch is not just in its delicious salmon Grande Tapisserie dial and sub-registers, but also in its featherlight titanium case. Faithful to its predecessor, the signature octagonal satin-brushed bezel and integrated bracelet follows the same decorative cues and is integrated organically into the case, giving this timepiece its attractive sensation of fluidity. Likewise, the mirror-like edges on the bezel and links create a subtle yet sensational contrast to the vertically brushed finishes on the case and bracelet.

    Inspired by calibre 2120, the slender case on the ref. 26615TI houses an automatic calibre 5134, connecting to the visual and technical prowess of its ancestors. Along with the traditional calendar functions, the present Royal Oak is presented with weekly indication and a beautiful moon phase display- depicted by a photorealistic moon on an iridescent aventurine background.

    Boasting the perfecting combination of a salmon dial and a titanium case, the present example is offered in “like-new” condition with its original accessories. A quintessence of luxury sports watches, this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is the epitome of form and function, designed to make heads turn. With its surging demand, there is no better opportunity to acquire this coveted timepiece a necessity for the modern gentry. 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. 26615TI.OO.1220TI.01
A rare, fine and "like-new" limited edition titanium perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year, weekly indication, salmon dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 300 pieces

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

Estimate
HK$800,000 - 1,600,000 
€105,000-209,000
$103,000-205,000

Sold for HK$1,701,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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