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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1987
    Reference No: 14486BA
    Case No: No. 138
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2131, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by pouch, purchase invoice and outer packaging. Further delivered with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the register date of the present timepiece on 27th April 1987.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the initial introduction of the Royal Oak in 1972, various iterations of the famed model was released to cater towards the growing demand for luxury sports wristwatches. In 1988, Audemars Piguet released a rare mid-size variant of the Royal Oak ref. 14486 measuring 36mm in diameter and was a transition model that bridged the ref. 4100 and 14790. Featuring essentially an attractive vintage appeal with a Stern creations petite tapisserie dial with an upgraded cal. 2131, the mid-size ref. 14486 is a perfect marriage of the old and new. Released in various case materials, the present example features an attractive combination of gold on gold. Offered in attractive overall condition, the present rare transitional model is a gem that has been forgotten until now.

  • 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. 14486BA
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with center seconds, date and bracelet

Circa 1987
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$252,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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