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: 26585CE.00.1225CE.01
    Movement No: BE9530
    Case No: JK1425K
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked
    Material: Black ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5135, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black ceramic Audemars Piguet bracelet, max overall length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet International Warranty Card, winding wooden presentation box, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The legendary Royal Oak wristwatch has revolutionized the world of horology since its launch in 1972 with the iconic reference 5402. Over the next 50 years, the ingenious design has remained the same, but complicated versions have been introduced to include chronographs, grand complications, and in 1984, the first Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. To add a complication - and not a minor one but a perpetual calendar - to a sport watch was at the time nearly as ground breaking as the first Royal Oak had been in 1972. Given the technical complexities of both the movement and of creating a waterproof case with the necessary screw down crown, these watches were very costly, which, together with a market not completely ready for such a product, meant production was very low.

    The present reference 26585CE is a wonderful modern tribute to the early days of the Royal Oak, and in particular the first perpetual calendar wristwatch. The current example is in a well-proportioned 41mm diameter case, which wears comfortably on the wrist. The watch is highlighted by the delightful openworked dial, allowing the wear to view the internal workings of the movement. The model is durable and scratch resistance with its elegant ceramic case, which is yet another indication of Audemars Piguet’s mastery of using advanced materials for its cases and bracelets.

    When Audemars Piguet released the reference 26579CE their first ceramic perpetual calendar wristwatch with black Grand Tapisserie dial in 2017, it was an instant success, and the present skeletonized model continues in the tradition of collectable Royal Oak wristwatches with a wait list that is several year. The present watch is in new condition and complete with its accessories, presenting a rare opportunity to own one of these most desired timepieces.

    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. 26585CE.00.1225CE.01
A brand new, extremely attractive, skeletonized ceramic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase and bracelet, international warranty and winding 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