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: 26579CS.OO.1225CS.99
    Case No: UK7508J
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar "Special Order"
    Material: Ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue ceramic Audemars Piguet bracelet, max overall length 215mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty card, product literature, winding fitted presentation box, winding box instruction manual, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    After the groundbreaking introduction of the black ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in 2017, one that took the watch community by storm, Audemars Piguet followed up in 2019 with a white ceramic iteration. The incredibly time-consuming construction and finishing of the ceramic case and bracelet takes a total of 600 hours of expert craftsmanship. The mirror-like edges on the bezel and links create a subtle yet sensational contrast to the evenly brushed finishes on the case and bracelet. Along with the traditional calendar functions, the present Royal Oak features a 52 week indication as well as a stunning moonphase display- depicted by a photorealistic moon on an iridescent aventurine background. The ceramic perpetual calendar has been spotted on the wrist of celebrities and entertainers, and is widely considered one of the hottest modern watches available.

    In an exuberant celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet introduced the ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in a new, audacious color: a deep azure blue. Absolutely striking, it’s a jubilant monument to this game changing model, and the present example is the first appearance of the model at auction following its debut in August of 2022. It is brand new and unworn, with all of its original accessories – one of the most exciting releases of the year with an extremely selective allocation process. This particular example is further set apart as a never before seen special order, with a skeletonized rotor featuring the Eiffel Tour indicating the birthplace of this watch as the City of Lights: Paris, France.

    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. 26579CS.OO.1225CS.99
A special order, brand new, and dazzling blue ceramic perpetual calendar wristwatch with bracelet, leap-year indicator, moon phases, special engraved rotor featuring the Eiffel Tower, warranty, and presentation box

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

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022