Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 26513BA.OO.1220BA.01
    Movement No: 973’105
    Case No: J03899
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. P.2924, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet Guarantee dated 16th June 2016, international sales warranty, instruction manual, key, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Initially launched in SIHH 2012, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked was only available encased in platinum. In 2016, the yellow gold version was introduced and in the following year another two case materials were available in pink gold and stainless steel. With a heritage already in manufacturing openworked wristwatches, the first skeletonized timepiece manufactured by the firm was a pocket watch dating back to 1926. Forward half a century, and more than a decade after the initial launch of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet introduced the first ever skeletonized Royal Oak wristwatch in 1986.

    With an aim of achieving perfect balance on the dial and utilizing “negative spaces” through its transparent areas, it enhances the visibility and architecture of the movement. Proudly, displaying its precisely finished caliber, the cal. 2924 was built for the reference specifically. With the dial and caseback fitted with sapphire crystal, the 41mm diameter extra thin Royal Oak case is a perfectly executed canvas to display the artistry of the caliber. Extremely attractive, with roots to its heritage of traditional openworked watchmaking and encased in the most iconic case ever manufactured by the firm. The present example in yellow gold and complete with all the accessories is without a doubt a serious and the perfect contender for collectors seeking for a complicated iconic wristwatch.

  • 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. 26513BA.OO.1220BA.01
A very fine and attractive yellow gold skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2016
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$450,000 - 700,000 

Sold for HK$1,000,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019