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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 15500ST.OO.1220ST.01
    Movement No: BE1344
    Case No: PJ0722N
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4302, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployment clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty card, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    1972 was a significant year that marked a critical junction for Audemars Piguet’s future at the time. With the birth of Gerald Genta’s Royal Oak ref. 5402, the brand was given a momentous legacy that is still apparent today. With nautical inspiration, this was an innovative design starring an octagonal bezel with exposed screws, built upon the portholes on a naval ship and their naked bolt welds that hold them in place. This reference quickly became a cult classic of luxury sports watches.

    The present ref. 15500ST is a direct descendant of the model’s first iteration. Released in 2019, the fourth generation Royal Oak not only holds a greater wrist presence with its larger and thicker case, but it is also equipped with a new and improved automatic calibre 4302. Inheriting the model’s DNA, this wristwatch features the most desirable beautiful blue ‘Tappisserie’ background with contrasting linier hands and indexes. The marriage of its texturised dial that delicately plays with light and brush-finished exterior creates the perfect balance between sport and splendour. Now recently discontinued after a production spanning only five years, it has been replaced by the new ref. 15510ST featuring a "50th Anniversary" rotor.

    Presented in ‘like-new’ condition, the Royal Oak ref. 15500ST at hand is from circa 2021, offered by the original owner and is accompanied by its full set of accessories. This sought-after and iconic gem can be dressed up or down, ideal for elevating one’s outfit for any occasion

  • 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

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Ref. 15500ST.OO.1220ST.01
A fine, sought-after and "like-new" stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2021
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 300,000 
€18,600-37,100
$19,200-38,500

Sold for HK$504,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)