Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 30, 2015

LOT 290

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK PERPETUAL CALENDAR AUTOMATIC STEEL Audemars Piguet, "Royal Oak, Quantième Perpétuel Automatique," No. 761, case No. C94860. Made circa 2000. Very fine and rare, octagonal, self-winding, water- resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon and a stainless steel integral Royal Oak link bracelet with concealed deployant clasp.

USD 18,000 - 24,000

HKD 140,000 - 186,000 / CHF 17,500 - 23,300

Sold: USD 18,750

Three-body, polished and brushed, octagonal bezel with 8 hexagonal recessed white gold nuts screwed to eight screws on the case back, hexagonal winding crown, sapphire crystal. Matte silver with applied white gold baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, of the week, the months and the age of the moon, aperture for the moon phases. White gold baton hands. Cal. 2120/4, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 38 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, engraved and skeletonized rotor with 21K yellow gold rotor segment.

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Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 39 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm. Approx. overall length 175 mm. This very early Quantième Perpétuel Automatique model has a Mark 1 dial which notably does not have the Tapisserie textured dial that later became the hallmark of Royal Oak's signature look.