A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, “tropical” dial and bracelet, with caseback embossed with the emblem of Kuwait

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2003
    Reference No: 15129ST.OO.0789ST.01
    Movement No: 557’343
    Case No: F04110
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2225, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example of an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak belongs to the mid-sized variant by the reference 15129ST.OO.0789ST.01. Introduced in 2003, this present watch belongs to a highly rare and coveted family of limited edition watches produced with only 20 examples for the Kuwaiti market. Featuring an embossed emblem of Kuwait on the caseback, the edition is rare and highly attractive. The present example belongs to the limited edition series and further charmed by a unique tropical patina on the dial giving the present specimen an exemplified vintage appeal.

  • 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. 15129ST.OO.0789ST.01
A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, “tropical” dial and bracelet, with caseback embossed with the emblem of Kuwait

愛彼,皇家橡樹型號15129ST.OO.0789ST.01,精細罕有,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備日期、中心秒針、「Tropical」棕色錶盤、科威特國徽底蓋,約2003年製

Circa 2003
36mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 195,000 
€13,900-22,600
$15,400-25,000

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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