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AUDEMARS PIGUET | ROYAL OAK, REF 255554BAYELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELETCIRCA 1986

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 CHF
Sold
32,500 CHF
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Description

  • Audemars Piguet
  • ROYAL OAK, REF 255554BAYELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELETCIRCA 1986
Dial: white Calibre: cal. 2120/2 automatic, 38 jewels Movement number: 274'514 Case: 18k yellow gold, bezel and back secured by 8 screws Case number: C93'674, 750 Closure: 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak bracelet and folding clasp Dimensions: 39 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: none

Catalogue Note

It might be true that Gérald Genta was unaware that the octagon is an ancient symbol of rebirth and revival. However, it had exactly that effect once introduced in 1972. The Royal Oak took the world of watchmaking by storm and transformed not only the watch industry, but also Audemars Piguet. It challenged the status quo and unleashed imaginations. Since then the model has adopted several different versions, materials and almost every complication.

In 1981, the perpetual calendar complication was first incorporated in the Royal Oak line. It housed the extra-thin caliber 2120, which was developed by Audemars Piguet in 1978. The present Royal Oak perfectly combines a sporty aesthetic with the perpetual calendar complication. It is remarkably elegant and fascinating at the same time. 

The present watch is in great condition with brushed metal finish and sharp edges. According to our research, the movement has been re-cased during a service.
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