Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 25730ST.O.0789ST.03
    Movement No: 401’754
    Case No: D60’515 and No. 665
    Model Name: Royal Oak Dual Time "Yves Klein"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2129/2845, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Monards Australia, instruction manual, world time zones card, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its introduction in the early 1970s, the Royal Oak model has garnered widespread acclaim for its timeless design, range of complications, and innovative use of materials. Among them is the present reference 25730ST, a dual-time collection with a smaller 36mm diameter case compared to the original “Jumbo”. However, this timepiece showcases a striking and distinctive blue dial, which has become an icon in its own right.

    The fascination with the sky and its colors led French painter Yves Klein to develop a vibrant shade of ultramarine blue, which he believed captured the essence of space. This color, known as "International Klein Blue (IKB)", became a central theme in Klein's paintings. When Audemars Piguet introduced a similar vibrant blue color in their watches, collectors quickly dubbed it "Yves Klein". The present timepiece features the iconic petite tapisserie blue dial, complemented by a lacquered texture at the second time zone at 6 o'clock, a power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock, and a date display at 3 o'clock, creating a captivating contrast.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, the current watch comes complete with its full set of accessories. It represents a highly sought-after neo-vintage timepiece that should not be overlooked by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

  • 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. 25730ST.O.0789ST.03
A very fine, attractive and rare stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with date, power reserve indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 1995
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$381,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024