Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 25820SP.OO.0944SP.02
    Movement No: 452’601
    Case No: E25’246, No. 21
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel Automatique
    Material: Stainless steel and platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120/2802, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel and platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Further delivered with Audemars Piguet digital Extract from the Archives confirming its date of register of the present timepiece on 17th November 1999.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1984, Audemars Piguet merged their two most valued assets, the Royal Oak and the perpetual calendar, with the release of the first Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ref. 5554. Powered by the calibre 2120/2800, this marked a new era for the coveted model. In 1998, Audemars Piguet further advanced the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar with the introduction of the ref. 25820 series, which first featured the firm's calibre 2120/2802 and included an additional leap year indication.

    Launched in 1996 and produced until 2013, the ref. 25820 was made in various metals and dial colors with a total production of 1235 pieces. The present example is one of 378 pieces crafted in stainless steel and platinum and it is highly desirable over the years. The two-tone case combined with a deep black grande tapisserie dial is considered among the most attractive dial variants. The shiny silver registers provide a beautiful contrast against the mirror-polished platinum bezel. With the same case diameter as the original Royal Oak, these early perpetual calendars are extremely rare and highly sought-after in today’s market.

  • 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. 25820SP.OO.0944SP.02
A very rare, attractive and fine stainless steel and platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication and presentation box

Circa 1999
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$480,000 - 960,000 

Sold for HK$571,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024