A fine and elegant yellow gold savonette openface pocket watch with perpetual calendar and moonphases

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 25555BA
    Movement No: 244'019
    Case No: B63093, 29
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 5020/2820, 20 jewels
    Dimensions: 47.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Authenticity and Exclusivity Certificate confirming originality of the watch

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece is an example of superbly elegant dial design. The “cardinal points” disposition of the four subsidiary counters offers extreme clarity and nearly perfect balance, broken only marginally by the different size of the counters at 12 and 6 o’clock. This slight asymmetry actually acts as a sort of “beauty mark”, further amplifying the overall aesthetic impact of the design. Further appeal is given by highly sough-after details such as the radial Roman numerals, the cathedral hands, and the railway minute divisions perfectly framing the ensemble.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 25555BA
A fine and elegant yellow gold savonette openface pocket watch with perpetual calendar and moonphases

愛彼,型號25555BA,精細,18K黃金懷錶,備萬年曆、月相,約1990年製。附原裝證書

Circa 1990
47.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 80,000 
€4,600-9,200
$5,100-10,300

sold for HK$68,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019