Audemars Piguet - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 26586IP.OO.1240IP.01
    Movement No: BE7802
    Case No: X’J87’36P
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
    Material: Platinum, titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5133, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Audemars Piguet bracelet with polished platinum links, numbered 1240, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by International Warranty Card, fitted presentation box, additional self-winding mechanism, setting pin, two additional links, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2018, Audemars Piguet introduced the RD#2, “RD” standing for “research and development”, which featured the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar movement to date. At 2.89mm, it was even thinner than the simple three-hand ultra-thin caliber already in production. Audemars Piguet subsequently sized down the case to a mere 6.3mm thickness, and subtly redesigned the familiar octagonal Royal Oak shape to allow for the integrated perpetual calendar mechanism.

    For the production version, Audemars Piguet most visibly replaced the fully platinum case and bracelet with a stunning combination of lightweight titanium and noble platinum for the bezel and bracelet links. Most strikingly, the petite tapisserie dial so affiliated with Royal Oak designs was completely done away with, and a sleek, futuristic matte blue dial was chosen, perhaps to minimize the thickness of the dial as much as possible. The result is distinctly modern and sets the reference 26586IP apart from other Royal Oak perpetual calendar offerings currently on the market.

    Offered in absolutely brand-new condition, with all of its original accessories and from the original owner, this is a rare and not-to-be-missed opportunity to obtain one of the most aesthetically pleasing and technically advanced timepieces from Audemars Piguet.

    All proceeds exceeding the cost for the consignor will be donated to charities supporting access to medical care for families in need and orphanages.

    CONSIGNED BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER

  • 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. 26586IP.OO.1240IP.01
A brand new, elegant, and technically advanced platinum and titanium perpetual calendar wristwatch with leap year indicator, moon phase, certificate of origin, and presentation box

2022
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$100,000 - 200,000 
CHF94,900-190,000
€96,300-193,000
HK$781,000-1,560,000
S$137,000-275,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022