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Audemars Piguet
RARE STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO. REF 5402ST MVT 159476 CASE B1213 ROYAL OAK JUMBO CIRCA 1976
Estimate
200,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 937,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2311
Audemars Piguet
RARE STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO. REF 5402ST MVT 159476 CASE B1213 ROYAL OAK JUMBO CIRCA 1976
Estimate
200,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 937,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Audemars Piguet
RARE STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO. REF 5402ST MVT 159476 CASE B1213 ROYAL OAK JUMBO CIRCA 1976
Movement: cal. 2121 automatic, 36 jewels
Case: stainless steel, case back secured by 8 screws
Bracelet/Clasp/Buckle: stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximatively 178mm
Signed: case, dial, and movement, dial further signed by retailer
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Catalogue Note

During the time of the “Quartz Crisis” in 1970s and early 1980s, many watchmakers and brands have take a huge downfall in business or they have discarded their faith in the future of traditional watchmaking. However, the brand Audemar Piguet decided to seek help from Gerald Genta in creating a watch that is simple, elegant and sporty despite the turn of events. The creation of this watch led to the now famous watch model “Royal Oak”.

The early version of the Royal Oak, reference 5402 can be categorised into 4 categories, A, B, C and D. Among the 4 series of 5402, the A series is the most sought after in today’s market as it not only represents the beginning of the Royal Oak model, but it is also limited to a thousand pieces, hence its esteemed value. The first 3 series of the model has the logo “AP” positioned at 6 o’clock, however D series is the only series that has the logo “AP” replacing the luminous material at 12 o’clock.

The present watch is a very rare and an uncommon B series of the Royal Oak. The reason for its rarity does not only lies in its evenly tropical/ patina dial, which is very sought after in today’s vintage market, but also because it has a double signature at 6 o’clock. The watch has been confirmed by Audemars Piguet that the case number and movement number matches and the watch was also sold in New York in 1976.

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