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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1986
    Reference No: 25644BA.OO.A003XX.01.B
    Movement No: 278’119
    Case No: C26’421
    Model Name: Huitieme Chronograph
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2126, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the register date of the present timepiece on 19th September 1986.

  • Catalogue Essay

    1986 marked the year Audemars Piguet released their first-ever automatic chronograph wristwatch with date indication. Initially presented without a collection name, they were nicknamed as the “Huitieme” in some catalogues made for the Italian market, since 1988. A watch with many firsts, the ref. 25644 was also the first AP model to be offered in tantalum, along with yellow gold and platinum variants.

    Fitted in a soft, subtle yellow gold case, the present wristwatch features a warm white dial paired with black indexes and a tachymeter scale. Completed with hands and sub-counters in the same hue as its case, this is a well-balanced timepiece in both proportions and palate. With a “C” serial, the current timepeice is most certainly one of the earlier examples of this reference.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, this elegant yellow gold Huitieme chronograph is the perfect summer watch, sporting an athletic aesthetic that seamlessly complements a sun-kissed complexion.

  • 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. 25644BA.OO.A003XX.01.B
A fine and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with date

1986
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$25,000 - 50,000 
€3,300-6,500
$3,200-6,400

Sold for HK$63,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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