Audemars Piguet - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 26258BC
    Movement No: 550’120
    Case No: G38595
    Model Name: Jules Audemars Equation of Time, The White House
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120-2808, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold AP clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet William J. Clinton Foundation wooden automatic presentation box, instruction book, setting pin, magnifying glass, box key, product literature with CD and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming register date December 6, 2007.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Jules Audemars Piguet Equation of Time was released in 2000 as a tribute to one of the firm’s founding two members and their commitment to exceptional horology. An extremely complicated timepiece with perpetual calendar, equation of time calibrated to the location featured on the recessed inner ring around the dial, and daily indication of sunrise and sunset linked to the perpetual calendar complication.

    The present Jules Audemars Clinton Foundation Equation of Time continued the brands long-standing commitment to philanthropy, which when originally sold, a portion of the sale proceeds benefitted the Clinton Foundation. Originally released in 2007 the watch celebrated the 42nd US President with a limited edition of 42 examples each in platinum, rose gold, and white gold like the present model. The timepiece is uniquely calibrated for the White House and branded for the former President with the dial inner ring marked “The White House 12h08’”, and the back case engraved “William J. Clinton 42nd President of the United States”.

    The present example is in excellent overall condition and accompanied by an Audemars Piguet extract from the archives and Clinton Foundation wooden presentation box.

    The Clinton Foundation works with partners to make a difference in people’s lives across the United Stated and the world with programs in leadership and public service, climate change, education and public health.


  • 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. 26258BC
A very rare and fine limited edition white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with equation of time, time of sunrise and sunset, and moon phase with presentation box, made for the William J Clinton Foundation

43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $45,720

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