Audemars Piguet - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.02
    Movement No: 958'429
    Case No: I77474.0144
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134/A804, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Royal Oak bracelet measuring 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Register confirming the year of production to June 23rd, 2016, instruction manuals, fitted presentation box, watch winder and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet's reference 26574ST was introduced in 2015, and is extremely sought after by modern collectors.

    Quite revolutionary from the get-go, at 41mm the timepiece is sure to mark its presence on the wrist, however mainly in diameter and not in thickness. That is because Audemars Piguet developed and introduced for this model the all-new self-winding cal. 5134 which is based on the famous extra slim cal.2120 found on the original Royal Oak A series. Whilst the movement is indeed larger, fitting in the larger case, it remains relatively slim for greater ease of wear. Furthermore, the new caliber offered an additional complication, a 52-week calendar indication.

    The white lettering and indices, when contrasting against the brushed blued grand-tapisserie dial render the timepiece extremely legible. The stunning moon phase indication, with its photorealistic moon and lapis starry sky, sits both symmetrically and comfortably at 6 o'clock adding the final touch of marvelous to this remarkable timepiece.

    In barely worn condition, with its deep blue grand tapisserie, this watch exudes elegance and finesse, appealing to the most discerning of collectors.

  • 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. 26574ST.OO.1220ST.02
A very attractive and rare stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase, leap year and weekly indication, bracelet, Extract, and presentation box

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $95,250

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