View full screen - View 1 of Lot 20. Reference 5402ST Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series', A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1970 愛彼  5402ST型號 Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series' 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1970年製.
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Audemars Piguet

Reference 5402ST Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series', A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1970 愛彼 5402ST型號 Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series' 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1970年製

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Reference 5402ST Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series', A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1970 愛彼 5402ST型號 Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series' 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1970年製

Reference 5402ST Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series', A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1970 愛彼 5402ST型號 Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series' 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1970年製

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

113,400

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Reference 5402ST Royal Oak Jumbo 'Non-Series'

A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1970


Dial: tropical tapisserie

Caliber: cal. 2121 automatic, 36 jewels

Movement number: 147'790

Case: stainless steel, case back secured by eight screws

Case number: 099'293

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

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference is approximately 170 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: yes

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Authenticity and Exclusivity Certificate, one unmarked crown

Case: Case in good overall condition with previous polish in our view. Some light surface scratches visible under close observation. Bracelet with some more visible scratches closest to the face of the folding clasp.


Dial: Dial with aging and loss to the lacquer revealing the attractive gold base beneath. A small scratch visible under close inspection between 11 and 12. Case back with service sticker which has not been removed to review the case beneath.


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.


"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."

The reference 5402 can be divided into four series, distinguished by the letters A, B, C and D in front of the case numbers. However, the present example does not have a case number engraved on the back. In-depth research, corroborated by the study of M. Stanga on this subject demonstrates that a handful of 5402s, between the A and the B series, was delivered without the engraving of the serial number on the case back. Finding an example of this incredibly rare "non series" is an exceptional discovery. The present lot is further confirmed by an Audemars Piguet Authenticity and Exclusivity Certificate.


Developed during the quartz crisis which strongly hit the Swiss watch industry in the late 1960s and beginning of the 1970s, the Royal Oak revolutionised the industry and created a new category: 'stainless steel sports watches'. The novelty, designed by Gérald Genta, coincided with the tendency for less ostentatious watches as the focus had shifted towards understatement and quality. The Royal Oak was an all-purpose watch that was the perfect fit for different occasions, ranging from daily use to formal occasions.  


We are pleased to offer this highly sough after model, authenticated by Audemars Piguet. The aged and tropical dial radiating the warm gold beneath the Tapisserie's laquer makes this particular piece unique in its reference.