Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 26574BA.OO.1220BA.01
    Movement No: 985’660
    Case No: J46391
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet international warranty card, instruction manual, setting pin, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted rotating presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The perpetual calendar holds an unparalleled status in Audemars Piguet's rich watchmaking history. Renowned for their intricate timepieces since their early days, the brand's constant pursuit of innovation has propelled them to excel in every market while staying true to their heritage.

    In 2015, the Royal Oak perpetual calendar reference 26574 was introduced with significant enhancements. The movement caliber 5134 represented a major advancement for the legendary Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar, housed within an upsized 41mm diameter case. The addition of the week indicator perfected the modern perpetual calendar while maintaining a similar thickness to the watch with a more complicated movement.

    The current timepiece we have is encased in the rarest variant of all: yellow gold. Its striking blue tapisserie dial creates a captivating contrast, making it one of the most sought-after pieces in the collection. While the perpetual calendar holds immense significance for Audemars Piguet, and the Royal Oak will continue to be regarded as one of the true legends of contemporary horology.

  • 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. 26574BA.OO.1220BA.01
A very rare and highly attractive yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year and weekly indication, bracelet, warranty, setting pin and presentation box

Circa 2016
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$560,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$1,016,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024