Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 383


HKD 800,000 - 1,500,000

EUR 90,000 - 170,000 / CHF 95,000 - 178,000 / USD 104,000 - 194,000

Sold: HKD 1,500,000

Very fine and extremely rare, platinum and 18K pink gold, self-winding wristwatch with water-resistant with sapphire-crystal case-back screwed by eight screws, octagonal bezel screwed by eight screws, dark blue colour "Tuscan" dial with radial indexes and five horological complications, including perpetual calendar, date, day, month, age and moonphases.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Tuscan Dial

Reference 25686PR.OO.0944PR.01

Year Sold on February 24, 1997

Movement No. 405443

Bracelet Platinum and 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet with deployant clasp , approx. length 165 mm

Caliber 2120/2800

Dimensions Ø 39 mm, 199g

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, extract from the archives, pushpin


Audemars Piguet, calibre 2120/2800 The calibre 2120/2800 (12’’’ ½ or Ø 28 mm.) was launched by Audemars Piguet in 1978 at the height of the
quartz crisis. This extremely thin self-winding movement with central rotor (21K gold) and perpetual calendar demonstrated that there was still a future
for traditional complicated watchmaking. Built on a Jaeger-LeCoultre ébauche (blank) with an additional Dubois Dépraz plate, it was the world’s thinnest
movement of this kind. In 1984, the Manufacture equipped its “Royal Oak” models – a unique design created by Gérald Genta (1931-2011) in 1972 –
with this calibre. Thus was born the Reference 5554. This type of watch (self-winding, perpetual calendar “Royal Oak”) will be available in nine other
references, some of which are unique pieces. From 1984 to 1993, a total of 1 630 "Royal Oak" wristwatches with perpetual calendar were produced, of
which 1 587 are listed in the Audemars Piguet literature.

Audemars Piguet, Reference 25686, "Royal Oak" with perpetual calendar This reference was launched in 1987 and was produced until 1993. It was
available for sale between 1989 and 1997. According to our research, only 233 examples were produced, including: 85 in stainless steel, 70 in yellow
gold, 26 in platinum, 43 two-tone and 9 pink gold. This attractive example Ref 25686PR in platinum and 18K pink gold sold in 1997, overall in excellent
condition features with beautiful " Tuscan dial ", the hallmarks stamped on the bracelet are crispy and deep accompanied with extra from the archive,
pushing pin & original fitted box.