Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 25820ST.OO.0944ST.03
    Movement No: 549'379
    Case No: F08448, No. 0498
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetual
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120/2802, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Gotthelf’s United States, service booklet, fitted winding box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1984, Audemars Piguet merged two of their most iconic creations together, the perpetual calendar and the Royal Oak. Powered by the world’s thinnest legendary cal. 2120/2800 with a Jaeger-LeCoultre base, the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar was born and was a total revelation contributing to the overcoming of the quartz crisis. Early examples of the model featured a dial with the absence of a leap year indication manufactured from 1984 to 1993, and later models produced from 1995 onwards were featured with a leap year indicator.

    The reference 25820 powered by the cal. 2120/2802 with a leap year indication made its appearance in 1996 until 2013 with an approximate production number of 628 pieces in stainless steel. Offered in a range of precious metal, the present example in stainless steel with a white grande tappiserie dial is a combination to please most. With clean aesthetics and strong legibility, the subtle contrast of the steel case against the white hue of the dial is second to none. The movement of the exceptional caliber is in full display from the sapphire caseback, hand-engraved with refined beauty, the rotor of the famous ultra-thin movement can be admired by the wearer.

    A perfect wristwatch for casual or formal wear, the versatility of the 39mm diameter case is impressive with a slim profile. Extremely well-preserved boasting razor sharp edges, the present timepiece is presented with its original warranty and winding box. The most covet sports watch, an icon of our times, this discontinued ref. 25820 is certainly a must have in the collection of fine timepieces.

  • 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. 25820ST.OO.0944ST.03
A very well-preserved and attractive stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation winding box

Circa 2006
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$400,000 - 960,000 

Sold for HK$482,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024