Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 256

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Limited edition

Very rare and fine tantalum steel and pink gold octogonal case, grey dial with date at 3, self-winding wristwatch

Brand Audemars Piguet, Switzerland

Model Royal Oak

Year Circa 1990

Case No. D44503

Material Tantalum steel and pink gold

Bracelet Tantalum steel and pink gold

Buckle Tantalum steel and pink gold signed Audemars Piguet

Diameter 36mm

Caliber 2140

Signature Case, dial, movement

HKD 130,000 - 172,000

USD 16,500 - 22,000 / EUR 15,000 - 20,000 / CHF 16,500 - 22,000

Sold: HKD 162,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

In December 1875, Jules Louis Audemars formed a partnership with his childhood friend, Edward Auguste Piguet. In 1881, the two watchmakers created officially Audemars Piguet & Cie based in la Vallée de Joux. The Royal Oak was launched in 1972, after Audemars Piguet called on the genius of iconic designer Gerald Genta to produce a wristwatch both elegant and sporty. This timeless model is known in many variations. For instance, the lot presented comes from a limited edition made of pink gold and tantalum steel. Tantalum is a chemical element rare, hard, blue-gray and highly corrosion-resistant. This wristwatch is a must-have for all the Royal Oak lovers!