ROYAL OAK, REFERENCE 15300OR.OO.D002CR.01
PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
Dial: black, tapisserie
Calibre: cal. 3120 automatic, 40 jewels
Movement number: 659’476
Case: 18ct pink gold, screw-down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: F71712-1417
Closure: black Audemars Piguet alligator strap with 18ct pink gold Audemars Piguet folding clasp
Dimensions: 39mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin dated November 2006, user manual and presentation case
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DIAL: in very good condition with no visible signs of ageing, hands in good very condition
CASE: in overall very good condition with a few very light scuffs on the bezel and on the caseback
MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, date advances
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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
The Royal Oak was designed by the late Gerald Genta in 1972 and was inspired by a naval porthole. This industrial approach with its angular design and visible octagonal screws on the bezel, has since become synonymous with Audemars Piguet.
The Royal Oak was initially exclusively made from stainless steel and became the first high-end luxury watch crafted from a non-precious metal. This was considered as a risky move during the Quartz crisis. Later on, Audemars Piguet started producing the Royal Oak in a variety of precious metals. Throughout the years, various versions have been introduced with the attractive present example from 2006 made in pink gold is perfectly complemented by the black tapestry dial and strap. This Royal Oak is preserved in superb condition and is accompanied by all its original accessories.