Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1980
    Reference No: 4100BA
    Movement No: 227'738
    Case No: B58024, No. 1507
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2123, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Featuring a smaller case than the original Royal Oak “Jumbo”, the ref. 4100BA features a comfortable case size measuring 36mm in diameter. Launched in the late 1970’s it was the predecessor to the much more common ref. 14790. Featuring a self-winding caliber 2123, the watch is practical and robust.

    The present example in yellow gold fitted with a white dial additionally features a “Tiffany & Co” on the dial above “Automatic”. Retailed by the famous house of luxury jewelry, the model was only available from the Tiffany & Co boutique in New York.

  • 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. 4100BA
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds and bracelet, retailed by Tiffany & Co

Circa 1980
36mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$94,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019