Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 25565BA.O.0000.01
    Movement No: 265'021
    Case No: No. 010, B95987
    Model Name: Quantieme Perpetuel Repetition Minutes
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2855, 29 jewels
    Dimensions: 50mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Carda Watch Co., LTD Hong Kong, 125th anniversary certificate, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Audemars Piguet watch evolved from a long tradition of horological excellence, a masterpiece produced by a master watchmaking brand. It is interesting to note that in the early 1970s, despite the decline in demand for pocket watches due to the Quartz crisis, Audemars Piguet continued producing extraordinarily costly, grand complication pocket watches, beautifully embodying the brand's expertise in complications.

    A legacy that begin from 1875, the present yellow gold grand complication pocket watch is a modern interpretation that celebrates the Le Brassus brand’s 125th anniversary. During the year 2000, Audemars Piguet held a travelling exhibition that features 125 of their creation that illustrates the manufacture’s achievements. At the same time, a limited series was also made available conjunction with this important milestone.

    Kept in a private collection since its birth, the present exceptional yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar pocket watch embodies the brand’s beauty and masterful craftmanship. Extra flat in its dimension yet packed with feats, the ref. 25565BA is supremely elegant. A perfect balance with pleasing Roman numerals that surrounds the serene sunken sub-dials, the delicate play of petite typography within displays information with clarity.

    Numbered 10 and preserved in exceptional condition, the ref. 25565 chimes with great tone and clarity. A complete set that has been treasured by its original owner for years, a warm layer of patina can be appreciated throughout the pocket watch. A rare opportunity for all collectors to own a horological masterpiece, the consignor of the present watch will also be giving the proceeds of the sale to various charities.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 25565BA.O.0000.01
An extremely rare, well-preserved and attractive yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar pocket watch with moon phases, leap year indication, warranty and presentation box, made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Audemars Piguet

Circa 2000
50mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$160,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$279,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024