Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 25977ST.OO.D002CR.01
    Movement No: 720’223
    Case No: G25’170
    Model Name: Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2889, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Cellini 509 New York, green pouch with key, travel pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Royal Oak collection introduced in 1972 has expanded over the years to include a wide range of complications, showcasing Audemars Piguet's expertise in creating complex timepieces. Among these remarkable watches is the reference 25977, a rare and highly sought-after model that combines two revered complications: the tourbillon and the chronograph.

    The reference 25977 represents a remarkable feat of watchmaking, as it is uncommon to see a tourbillon and a chronograph integrated into a single watch movement. Each complication requires exceptional skill and mastery, making their combination even more impressive.

    This particular variant features a monochromatic black dial, designed to accentuate the captivating tourbillon carriage located at 6 o'clock. The watch is powered by the manual-wound caliber 2889, which beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The intricate architecture of the movement is fully visible through the sapphire crystal display back, allowing admirers to appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship.

    With a production period spanning approximately 10 years from 2003 to 2013, the reference 25977 is highly collectible due to its limited availability, produced in small numbers and reserved for Audemars Piguet's VIP customers. Wearing this watch on the wrist is a true pleasure, with the mesmerizing tourbillon in motion, making this present example a grail-worthy timepiece that will captivate any collector.

  • 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. 25977ST.OO.D002CR.01
A large and impressive stainless steel tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with warranty and presentation box

Circa 2010
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$240,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$482,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024