Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 09, 2021

LOT 535

AUDEMARS PIGUET, REF. 5402, ROYAL OAK, A SERIES WITH TROPICAL DIAL

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 340,000 - 520,000 / USD 40,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 87,500

A fine, rare and early, self-winding stainless steel wristwatch with date.


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2-23*

Very good

Later

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Royal oak

Reference 5402

Year circa 1972

Case No. A372

Bracelet Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, approx. overall length 170 mm

Caliber K2121

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement signed

Notes

Please note that according to the Audemars Piguet archives, the watch number A372 was manufactured without its case number and without movement. It is likely that the watch was then re-assembled later, outside of the factory, using a proper caliber from another reference. Due to these facts, Audemars Piguet will not service or issue an extract for the watch.

The present watch is a superb example of early version of jumbo royal oak with a brown tropical dial.