Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 281


CHF 40,000 - 80,000

USD 41,000 - 82,500 / HKD 320,000 - 640,000

Sold: CHF 81,250

Very rare 18k yellow gold, tonneau shaped, self-winding wristwatch with date at 3.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Royal Oak

Reference Ref. 15002BA

Year Sold on June 10th 1999

Bracelet Audemars Piguet yellow gold bracelet with deployant clasp

Numbers 016/ D67612

Caliber 2121/3 ,no. 414975

Dimensions 39 mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box and Extract from the Archives


Born in 1996, the reference 15002 belongs to the Royal Oak "Jumbo" Family.
With an octagonal case measuring 39mm. it is equipped with the caliber 2121 and has a pretty gold embossed dial, with the date at 3.
Like its ancestor, the reference 5402, created in 1972, it does not have a sapphire case back. According to information from the Audemars Piguet Heritage, only 27 pieces in yellow gold would have been produced from 1996 to 1998 and 186 pieces in steel would have been produced from 1996 to 1997.
Manufactured in approximately 200 pieces, all materials combined, the reference 15002 is one of the rarest of the Royal Oak.
Only one model (number 15) in yellow gold was auctioned in 2015.
This present example is conserved in excellent condition and is accompanied with its box and its Extract from the Archives.