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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1995
    Reference No: 25820SP.OO.0944SP.02
    Movement No: 424’960
    Case No: E25319; No. 094
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantième Perpetuel
    Material: Platinum and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120/2802, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and platinum Royal Oak bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Register confirming this watch was registered October 27th, 1995 and service box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1982, Audemars Piguet merged two of their most iconic creations together, the perpetual calendar and the Royal Oak. Powered by the legendary caliber 2120/2800, combining an ultra-thin automatic base caliber with a Dubois Dépraz perpetual calendar module, the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar was born and sent shockwaves through the industry, ultimately helping Audemars Piguet weather the maelstrom of the Quartz Crisis. Early examples of the model featured a dial with the absence of a leap year indication manufactured from 1984 to 1993, and later models produced from 1993 onwards featured a leap year indicator at 12 o’clock, with the updated caliber 2120/2802.

    The audacity of the combination of high complication and luxury sports watch was unforeseen in the industry, and Audemars Piguet experimented liberally with limited edition examples, case metal combinations, and dial treatments. The present iteration combines a polished platinum bezel, polished platinum links, and a brushed stainless steel bracelet with a glossy, black grand tapisserie dial. The balance of the heavy platinum and light steel as well as the contrasting finishes allows for perfect wearability, and this present example of the reference 25820SP is offered fresh from a factory service at Audemars Piguet. Passed down to the current consignor by his father, it is offered now to begin a new life on the wrist of another.

    PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY

  • 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. 25820SP.OO.0944SP.02
An exemplary and highly rare platinum and stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with leap year indicator, bracelet, and extract

1995
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

Estimate
$60,000 - 120,000 
CHF56,000-112,000
€53,500-107,000
HK$468,000-936,000

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