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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 15450ST.OO.1256ST.03
    Movement No: AZ0647
    Case No: UK5162Y
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3120,40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet international warranty, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Immediately recognisable with no introduction needed, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is disguisable by its octagonal bezel and “Grand Tappisserie” dial. Not only loved by watch collectors, it is also the ideal sporty-casual watch suited for any occasion with a dash of quiet confidence.

    Since it debuted in 1972, the Royal Oak has been modified aesthetically with added complications. However, its early variants all share a similarity other than their name—their movements were outsourced. At the beginning of the millennium, the manufacturer introduced the now discontinued ref. 15300. This was the genesis of its line of Royal Oaks that carries its famed in-house movement, calibre 3120, featuring a 60-hour power reserve and a full balance with a free-sprung index, plus hacking seconds and a quick-set date.

    Continuing the legacy of its predecessor, the ref. 15450ST appeared as a mid-sized option in the Audemars Piguet catalogue in 2012. This three-handed timepiece is a Royal Oak through and through. Incorporating its core aesthetical DNA, it features the iconic multi-finished stainless steel case and bracelet, matched with a blue texturised dial.

    Boasting a beautiful blue dial, the present example is preserved in an excellent overall condition and is accompanied by its original accessories. When worn on the wrist, there is no question as to why the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is considered a holy grail for many watch aficionados. With a substantial wrist presence, the now discontinued ref. 15450ST is the quintessence of luxury sports watches while also sporting the craftsmanship of high-end Swiss watchmaking.

  • 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. 15450ST.OO.1256ST.03
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, warranty, and presentation box

Circa 2012
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$195,000 - 275,000 

Sold for HK$406,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023