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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 25977ST.OO.1205ST.01
    Movement No: 555'888
    Case No: F03652
    Model Name: Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2889, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with an Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the date of register of the present timepiece on 27th May 2004.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet continued the expansion of the Royal Oak with the introduction of reference 25977, a tourbillon chronograph launched in 2003 and produced until 2013 in very small numbers.

    The present Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is impressive in absolutely every sense, from its large 44mm stainless steel case to the complications it houses. Reference 25977ST became immediately a grail for Audemars Piguet aficionados as it reunites - from a technical standpoint - the chronograph and the tourbillon, two of the most beloved and sought-after horological complications.

    Two versions have been made for the model, one with a monochromatic black variant and a much more edgy variant like the present example. Sporting an energetic grand tapisserie dial in blue with red chronograph accents, the super-luminova brings the timepiece alive with its charming baby blue hues. Powered by the manual wound caliber 2889 beating at 21,6000vph, this giant provides up to 72 hours of activities. Highly collectible and a pleasure to admire on the wrist with the beating tourbillon, this present example from 2004 is further preserved in a pristine condition that will charm every 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. 25977ST.OO.1205ST.01
A large and impressive stainless steel tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with blue dial and bracelet

2004
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$480,000 - 960,000 
€61,600-123,000
$61,500-123,000

Sold for HK$604,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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