View full screen - View 1 of Lot 87. Reference 26065ST Royal Oak Grand Complication, A rare and impressive titanium skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005  愛彼 26065ST 型號皇家橡樹系列 Grand Complication 罕有精鋼鏤空三問萬年曆追針計時腕錶備閏年、星期及月相顯示,約2005年製.
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Audemars Piguet

Reference 26065ST Royal Oak Grand Complication, A rare and impressive titanium skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005 愛彼 26065ST 型號皇家橡樹系列 Grand Complication 罕有精鋼鏤空三問萬年曆追針計時腕錶備閏年、星期及月相顯示,約2005年製

Estimate:

200,000 - 400,000 USD

Property of a Distinguished Private Collector

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Reference 26065ST Royal Oak Grand Complication, A rare and impressive titanium skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005 愛彼 26065ST 型號皇家橡樹系列 Grand Complication 罕有精鋼鏤空三問萬年曆追針計時腕錶備閏年、星期及月相顯示,約2005年製

Reference 26065ST Royal Oak Grand Complication, A rare and impressive titanium skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005 愛彼 26065ST 型號皇家橡樹系列 Grand Complication 罕有精鋼鏤空三問萬年曆追針計時腕錶備閏年、星期及月相顯示,約2005年製

Estimate:

200,000 - 400,000 USD

Lot sold:

428,400

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Reference 26065ST Royal Oak Grand Complication

A rare and impressive titanium skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005


Dial: skeletonized

Caliber: cal. 2885 automatic, 52 jewels

Case: stainless steel, sapphire display back secured by eight screws

Case number: H52'167

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

Size: 44 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Audemars Piguet presentation box with outer packaging, winding presentation box with outer packaging, instructional booklet

Case: Case in overall very good condition with some wear and light scratches. Some more visible surface scratches to the hooded lugs and bracelet consistent with previous use. The bezel with some small dings visible to the naked eye. The case likely received professional polish in the past.


Dial: Dial in excellent condition.


Movement: Minutes repeating in phase, complications operating. 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.


"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."

Please note that the present lot is titanium with a stainless steel folding clasp stamped for Gay Freres.

Audemars Piguet debuted a line of very limited and rare open worked grand complication wristwatches in the early 2000s. Combining the iconic Royal Oak with the industry's most desired complications in one Grand Complication timepiece. Powered by the firm's incredible in house caliber 2885 composed of 648 individual parts, this timepiece features a split second chronograph, perpetual calendar, and minute repeating along side moon phases and leap year indication to a striking skeletonized dial. 


Since the firm’s inception in 1881, Audemars Piguet has been considered master of minute repeaters and grande complication watches. Undoubtedly, AP is best known for their Royal Oak line, created by world renowned designer Gerald Genta. Since the Royal Oak’s premiere at Basel in 1972, the model is a stand out and accounts for roughly 70% of the brands global sales.