View full screen - View 1 of Lot 113. REFERENCE 25865BC.OO.1105BC.01ROYAL OAK GRAND COMPLICATION AN IMPRESSIVE AND HEAVY WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2004.
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Audemars Piguet

REFERENCE 25865BC.OO.1105BC.01ROYAL OAK GRAND COMPLICATION AN IMPRESSIVE AND HEAVY WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2004

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

REFERENCE 25865BC.OO.1105BC.01ROYAL OAK GRAND COMPLICATION AN IMPRESSIVE AND HEAVY WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2004

REFERENCE 25865BC.OO.1105BC.01ROYAL OAK GRAND COMPLICATION AN IMPRESSIVE AND HEAVY WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2004

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Lot sold:

441,000

USD

Audemars Piguet


REFERENCE 25865BC.OO.1105BC.01ROYAL OAK GRAND COMPLICATION

AN IMPRESSIVE AND HEAVY WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MOON PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2004


Dial: salmon tapisserie

Caliber: cal. 2885 automatic, 52 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, sapphire display back secured by eight screws

Closure: 18k white gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak bracelet with folding clasp

Size: 44 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 165mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the register date on May 10, 2004

Case: The case and bracelet is in overall good condition with some minor superficial scratches, small light mark on the bezel at 5 o'clock.

Dial: The dial is in excellent condition.

Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The legendary Royal Oak was designed by Gérald Genta in the 1970s and has remained to be one of the most symbolic icon in the horology world. Nevertheless, the success of the Royal Oak model has never stopped the brand from their pursuit of excellence. In 1992 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet released a 1000 pieces limited edition. Out of these 1000, some were made in 18kt yellow gold and handful in platinum, but mostly in steel. The steel version came in two dial configurations: a blue one, similar to the 1972 original and the other in salmon pink. This last one is without doubt is the most sought-after by collectors. In the early 2000s, the Royal Oak Chronograph 25960BC automatic chronograph in white gold and the more complicated Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 25820PT in platinum were released with salmon dials, cementing the desirability of these Salmon dialed Royal Oak’s.


The natural conclusion to this evolution is the current watch, the very pinnacle of complicated watch making combined with the most desirable and visually appealing dial color and cased in the luxurious 18k white gold. Here we have the Royal Oak Grande Complication with a combination of minute repeating, perpetual calendar with moon-phases, days of the week and a split-seconds chronograph all painstakingly hand-crafted by a single master watchmaker for almost a year.


The movement that unites all these functions, along with the hours, minutes and small seconds, is the automatic movement cal. 2885, comprised on an impressive 648 individual parts and with a diameter of only 31mm, but despite this, the barrel of the movement stores enough energy to keep the watch running for approximatively 45 hours when fully wound. This luxurious and sporty masterpiece is housed in an 18k white gold and complimented by full white gold bracelet. Accompanied by extract from the Audemars Piguet archives.