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

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 15416CE.00.1225CE.01
    Movement No: BD9236
    Case No: FP4695F
    Model Name: Royal Oak “Double Balance”
    Material: Ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3132, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black ceramic Audemars Piguet bracelet, overall max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet International Warranty Card, wooden presentation box, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Over the last 50 years, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak wristwatch has undergone many iterations, from time only examples like the iconic reference 5402 released in 1972, to grand complication repeating models, to more precision-oriented models such as the Royal Oak with double balance wheel movement first released in 2016. The brand has been at the forefront of innovative mechanical development, advancing precision timekeeping. The present reference 15416CE is a wonderful of 21st-century expression of form and function with the masterful movement complimented by the avant-garde ceramic case.

    This skeletonized model is engineered with the automatic caliber 3132 - a blackened movement featuring double balance wheels secured with a pink gold balance bridge. With this ingenious design, the two balance wheels and their two hairsprings are mounted on the same axis allowing them to oscillate in synchrony, enabling greater inertia and more stable timekeeping. The timepiece is enhanced by the superb and rare, black ceramic case and bracelet. Similar to mechanical innovation, Audemars Piguet is renowned for developing and using advanced case materials, first using ceramic in 2017 with the ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. The advantage of ceramic is it is highly durable, comfortable and extremely scratch resistant. It is a new aesthetic that has become popular amongst collectors.

    The present example is in new unworn condition, and complete with accessories, presenting a rare opportunity to own one of the most sought-after, skeletonized, ceramic Royal Oaks.

    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. 15416CE.00.1225CE.01
A brand new, extremely attractive, technically advanced black ceramic double balance wheel skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet, international warranty and presentation box

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

Estimate
$150,000 - 300,000 
CHF143,000-285,000
€145,000-289,000
HK$1,170,000-2,350,000
S$206,000-411,000

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293

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Isabella Proia

Head of Sale, New York

+1 (212) 940 1285

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022