Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 181


EUR 50,000 - 80,000

USD 54,000 - 86,000 / HKD 418,000 - 670,000 / CHF 49,500 - 80,000

Sold: EUR 66,040

Fine and rare, stainless steel, self-winding, "tonneau"-shaped, chronograph wristwatch, with tropical dial, three registers and date.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-08

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-10

Very good

HANDS Original


Brand Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus (Vallée de Joux)

Model "Kasparov"

Reference 25860ST/O/1110ST/01

Year 2000

Case No. E34242-2171

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 39 mm.

Caliber 2385

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives


Designed in 1971 and launched in 1972, the Royal Oak is probably the most emblematic and sought after wristwatch of Audemars Piguet. This timeless model is known in many variations.

The ref. 25860ST is the first chronograph version of the Royal Oak created to celebrate the 25th birthday of the model. Launched in 1998, it was nicknamed by collectors “Kasparov”, after the famous Russian chess player, Garry Kasparov (born in 1963), who was Audemars Piguet ambassador since 1996. It remained in production until 2015.

The ref. 25860 was powered by Cal. 2385, a slim self-winding column wheel chronograph movement based on the Frédéric Piguet 1185.

The “E” serie was produced from 1998 to 2004. It has the particularity of having a Petite Tapisserie dial (small tapestry design) which can get patinated throughout time. Here, the color of the dial aged with a beautiful tropical patina. The irony is that what the manufacture considers as a defect, is a highly collectible features that increases the value of the watch on the auction market.