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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 26579CE.OO.1225CE.01
    Movement No: AC7'501
    Case No: J83’564
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
    Material: Black ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black ceramic Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty card, Audemars Piguet Timepiece Life and Care card, instruction manual, product literature, fitted winding box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    2022 marks the 50th birthday of the Royal Oak. With innovative iterations of the Genta design, Audemars Piguet has been keeping luxury sports watch aficionados on their toes since 1972. In 2017, Audemars Piguet shook the world of Haute Horlogerie once again by introducing its state-of-the-art Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in black ceramic. Although the brand has been known to offer bezels and cases in this material, a ceramic bracelet was previously never imagined.

    Audemars Piguet’s attention to detail on ceramic Royal Oaks is second to none in terms of comfort and aesthetics. The mirror-like edges on the bezel and links create a subtle yet sensational contrast to the evenly brushed finishes on the case and bracelet. According to the firm, their metal-like polished ceramic is not only unique, but this level of detail on such a tough material is extremely difficult to achieve.

    Inspired by calibre 2120, the slender case on the ref. 26579 houses an automatic calibre 5134, connecting its visual and technical complexity to its predecessors. Along with the traditional calendar functions, the present Royal Oak is presented with weekly indication and a beautiful moon phase display- depicted by a photorealistic moon on an iridescent aventurine background.

    As the genesis of its line in full ceramic livery, this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in black ceramic is one of the hottest models, not to mention the most unattainable. Much coveted by the likes of Jay Z, Kevin Heart and Ed Sheeran, it would be a crime to turn down this opportunity to acquire the present ref. 265579CE, a black beauty in "like-new" condition.

  • 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. 26579CE.OO.1225CE.01
A rare, handsome and "like-new" black ceramic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year and weekly indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2017
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$1,150,000 - 1,950,000 

Sold for HK$2,394,000

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+852 2318 2031

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

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