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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST Stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon-phases and bracelet Circa 2001 | 愛彼25829ST型號「Royal Oak」精鋼萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相顯示,年份約2001

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Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 CHF

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST Stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon-phases and bracelet Circa 2001 | 愛彼25829ST型號「Royal Oak」精鋼萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相顯示,年份約2001

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST Stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon-phases and bracelet Circa 2001 | 愛彼25829ST型號「Royal Oak」精鋼萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相顯示,年份約2001

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 CHF

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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST

Stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon-phases and bracelet

Circa 2001

愛彼25829ST型號「Royal Oak」精鋼萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相顯示,年份約2001


Dial: skeletonised

Calibre: cal. 2120/3 automatic, 36 jewels

Movementnumber: 405'680

Case: stainless steel Royal Oak, display back secured by 8 screws

Case number: E-33673, 207

Closure: stainless steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak bracelet with folding clasp

Dimensions: 39 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Audemars Piguet certificate of origin and winding box

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the calendar advancing.

CASE: is in good and attractive condition with sharpness to the edges and nice metal-brushed finishing. There are signs of wear visible with the naked eye throughout, such as nicks and scratches. The bracelet is in good condition with light use.

DIAL: in great condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.

 

You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.

 

Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.

 

"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands 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."

Audemars Piguet released its first perpetual calendar Royal Oak in 1983, 11 years after the original 'Jumbo' in 1972. The reference 25829 is faithful to the original model with a similar 39mm diameter. The model was revealed in the second part of the 1990's in different metals such as stainless steel, pink or yellow gold, platinum and tantalum combined with another precious metal. This particular lot has a stainless steel case and bracelet as indicated by the 'ST' at the end of the reference. The watch is powered by the automatic calibre 2120 which is composed of 343 parts. Both the sapphire display back and the skeletonized dial enable the viewer to clearly see the spectacular movement from the front and back, revealing the finest micro-engineering and the beautifully chased rotor within. 

Thanks to Gerald Genta's design with the versatile choice of the perpetual calendar complication and the skeletonized dial, this timepiece has become a sought after reference for avid collectors of quality watches with a timeless sport chic elegance.