Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 01, 2024

LOT 131


HKD 180,000 - 280,000

EUR 21,400 - 33,300 / CHF 20,900 - 32,500 / USD 23,100 - 35,900

Sold: HKD 237,500

A very fine, rare, and limited horizontal oval, self winding stainless-steel wristwatch with date and satellite hour display, made in a limited edition of 125 examples to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Audemars Piguet in 2000.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


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 Millenary Star Wheel 125th Anniversary

Reference 25898ST/O/0020VE/01

Year Sold in Dec 2000

Movement No. 477602

Case No. E 24558

Bracelet Stainless steel AP deployant clasp

Diameter 41 x 37mm.

Caliber 2224/2811

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories AP fitted box, 125th Anniversary limited Certificate, guarantee booklet dated Dec 2000, instructions booklet


In the year 2000, Audemars Piguet created a remarkable timepiece to celebrate its 125th anniversary, limited to just 125 pieces. The Star Wheel watch, featuring a mesmerizing complication, incorporates three rotating sapphire discs to display the time.

The captivating complication of this watch, initially developed in the 17th century for Pope Alexander XII to enhance nighttime legibility, involved the use of rotating discs that could be easily illuminated by the light of an oil lamp. In the contemporary realm of watchmaking, this exceptional timepiece combines the rare mechanism with the distinctive case design from the renowned Millenary collection, celebrated for its elliptical shape. Hence, this watch impeccably embodies the fusion of traditional watchmaking and modern design when adorned on the wrist. This beautiful example being presented was purchased brand new by the owner in Taipei in December 2000, and it comes complete with all its accessories. It has been meticulously maintained, never undergoing any polishing, and still showcases a sharp case and deeply engraved caseback.


Property of an Asian collector