Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 26611PT.OO.1220PT.01
    Case No: UG6235X
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty card, instruction manual, setting pin, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet has been a leader in the manufacture of complications since 1881, and the brand has continued to impress us with their audacious creations underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. Fusing the two great icons of Audemars Piguet’s heritage, the Royal Oak model and the ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar complication, the present Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel epitomizes the refined aesthetics, technical complexity and perfect ergonomics that serve as the essence of the Manufacture's long history of watchmaking.

    In recent years, Audemars Piguet has redefined its perpetual calendar complication by introducing various unique interpretations. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the renowned Indonesia retailer, ‘The Time Place’ in 2019, the present timepiece was crafted in a limited edition of only 20 pieces in platinum. The movement is adorned with a special skeletonized 22K pink gold rotor unique to this edition which is pierced and engraved ’20 Years The Time Place’ visible through the transparent case back.

    The classic salmon dial has always been highly regarded by connoisseurs, and it has been employed on wristwatches since the early 19th century, with some of the most important timepieces in the history of watchmaking revered for their sumptuous salmon dial. The magnificent salmon dial on the present timepiece is extremely well-executed. Graced with the delicate “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, the dial glimmers in shades of alluring salmon under different lighting. The dial is further coupled with silver inner bezel with matching sub-dial rings, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, culminating an irresistible dial with great depth and texture. Along with the traditional calendar functions, the watch is presented with weekly indication and a beautiful astronomical moon phase display, depicted by a photorealistic moon on an iridescent blue background.

    The timepiece is further powered by the in-house automatic calibre 5134, introduced in 2015. The movement is built upon the renowned original caliber 2120 launched by Audemars Piguet in 1967, which is still the thinnest full-rotor automatic winding movement in the world. It beats at a steady frequency of 19,800 vph, and boasts a power reserve of 40 hours, with a water resistance of 20 meters.

    When this celebrated match of salmon dial and platinum case finds its expression on a Royal Oak, the wearer is struck by the aesthetic power of the icy tonality of platinum, and the weight of material conveys on a physical level the importance of this timepiece. Offered in well-preserved condition, the present example is a phenomenal timepiece not to be missed by our esteemed collectors.

  • 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. 26611PT.OO.1220PT.01
An exceptional, well-preserved and very rare limited edition platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with salmon grande tapisserie dial, moon phases, leap year indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 20 pieces, made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Indonesia’s authorized dealer ‘The Time Place’

Circa 2019
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,413,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024