Audemars Piguet - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 15407ST.00.1220ST.01
    Movement No: BE 1780
    Case No: RA8015M
    Model Name: Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openwork
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3132, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, numbered 1220, max overall length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty card, fitted presentation box, hang tag, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While Audemars Piguet has produced some of the finest skeletonized watches over the decades, a skeletonized Royal Oak always impresses. While it is well known that the balance wheel of a timepiece is its beating heart controlling accuracy, a common horological issue occurs when a watch with a single balance and hairspring is tilted vertically, with gravity pulling the hairspring off-center, hence affecting its accuracy. Taking a leap ahead, this issue was resolved with the ref. 15407, featuring two superimposed balance wheels, each equipped with its own hairspring.

    While its technical attributes are certainly impressive, the look and feel of the timepiece does not lack excitement. Fitted inside a contemporary 41mm diameter stainless steel Royal Oak case, the skeletonized caliber 3132 is decorated to please with all bridges ruthenium-coated giving the entire movement a gunmetal sheen, with the exception of its golden balance bridge. While the majority of the movement is diamond-cut to perfection, the solid pink gold balance bridge is hand-finished with traditional Swiss watchmaking techniques.

    The present reference 15407ST is one not to miss. It is offered in brand new overall condition with no signs of use or wear, and complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 15407ST.00.1220ST.01
A brand new, strikingly attractive, and technically impressive stainless steel skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet, double balance wheel, warranty, and presentation box

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $139,700

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