View full screen - View 1 of Lot 50. Royal Oak, Ref. 25967BC White gold, diamond and sapphire-set chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and mother of pearl subsidiary dials Made in 2003 | 愛彼25967BC型號「Royal Oak」白金鑲鑽石及藍寶石計時鍊帶腕錶,備日期顯示及珠母貝小錶盤,2003年製.
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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25967BC White gold, diamond and sapphire-set chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and mother of pearl subsidiary dials Made in 2003 | 愛彼25967BC型號「Royal Oak」白金鑲鑽石及藍寶石計時鍊帶腕錶,備日期顯示及珠母貝小錶盤,2003年製

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Estimate:

60,000

to
- 100,000 CHF

Property of a Swiss private collector

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25967BC White gold, diamond and sapphire-set chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and mother of pearl subsidiary dials Made in 2003 | 愛彼25967BC型號「Royal Oak」白金鑲鑽石及藍寶石計時鍊帶腕錶,備日期顯示及珠母貝小錶盤,2003年製

Royal Oak, Ref. 25967BC White gold, diamond and sapphire-set chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and mother of pearl subsidiary dials Made in 2003 | 愛彼25967BC型號「Royal Oak」白金鑲鑽石及藍寶石計時鍊帶腕錶,備日期顯示及珠母貝小錶盤,2003年製

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 100,000 CHF

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Property of a Swiss private collector

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25967BC

White gold, diamond and sapphire-set chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and mother of pearl subsidiary dials

Made in 2003

愛彼25967BC型號「Royal Oak」白金鑲鑽石及藍寶石計時鍊帶腕錶,備日期顯示及珠母貝小錶盤,2003年製


Dial: diamond-set and mother of pearl, sapphire indexes

Calibre: cal. 2385 automatic, 37 jewels

Movement number: 569'179

Case: 18k white gold and diamond-set, back secured by 8 screws

Case number: E-88'116, 330

Closure: 18k white gold and diamond-set Royal Oak bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 39 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 165 mm

Signed: case and movement

Box: no

Papers: no  

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Extract from the Registry, travel case and associated bespoke 18k white gold ring with four 18k white gold and diamond-set Royal Oak bracelet links

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing, the chronograph working and the date advancing.

CASE: in very good and attractive condition having received a professional polish. The case still has strong proportions and crisp engravings on the back. There is some wear visible with the naked eye, including a fine nick to the lower edge of the right band. There is further a slight discoloration to the setting of one of the diamonds on the bezel between 10 and 11 o'clock. The bracelet in equally attractive condition with light wear.

DIAL: in very good condition with minor surface blemishes. There are some light scratches to the crystal.


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."

This Royal Oak is a spectacular and highly desirable piece offered for the first time on the public market by the original owner. While the reference 25967BC was usually equipped with a white tapisserie dial and diamond indexes, the present lot was fitted with a fully diamond-set dial with sapphire indexes at the request of the owner. The setting for the standard configuration includes 672 diamonds weighing approximately 7.47 carats, though thanks to the pavé-set diamond dial this particular example is likely even a bit heavier. The dial further features iridescent mother-of-pearl subsidiary dials which perfectly complement the white gold and diamond-set watch. 

The owner also had the creative mind to utilize the remaining bracelet links for a bespoke ring instead of having them sitting around in a box. The result is an 18k white gold ring with four 18k white gold and diamond-set Royal Oak bracelet links that perfectly complements the watch. If required, three of the four bracelet links may be added to the watch without the help of a jeweler. 

The present lot is offered in very attractive condition having received a professional polish and is further accompanied by an Audemars Piguet Extract from the Registry.