View full screen - View 1 of Lot 98. Royal Oak Grand Complication Reference 26065OR, A rare and impressive pink gold skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005  愛彼 26065OR 型號 Royal Oak Grand Complication 罕有粉紅金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

Royal Oak Grand Complication Reference 26065OR, A rare and impressive pink gold skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005 愛彼 26065OR 型號 Royal Oak Grand Complication 罕有粉紅金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

Restricted Species

Estimate:

200,000 - 400,000 USD

Property of a Distinguished Private Collector

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Grand Complication Reference 26065OR, A rare and impressive pink gold skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005 愛彼 26065OR 型號 Royal Oak Grand Complication 罕有粉紅金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

Royal Oak Grand Complication Reference 26065OR, A rare and impressive pink gold skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, and moon phases, Circa 2005 愛彼 26065OR 型號 Royal Oak Grand Complication 罕有粉紅金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:

352,800

USD

Authenticity guarantee

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Royal Oak Grand Complication Reference 26065OR

A rare and impressive pink gold 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: 18k pink gold, sapphire display back secured by 8 screws

Case number: G95906, No.2

Closure: 18k pink gold Audemars Piguet folding clasp

Size: 44 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories:Audemars Piguet large presentation box with key and outer packaging

Case: Case in overall good condition with light surface wear and scratches consistent with previous use. No signs of previous polish. Edge of the bezel with a small nick at 3 o'clock. Left side case band with with visible scratches. Gold marks are crisp and visible to the case back. Buckle with equivalent light wear.


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.


***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping and the state of California.*** ***Please note that the paper outer packaging of the present lot is heavily damaged and torn. The wooden presentation box has an area of damage.


"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."

Boasting five incredibly intricate complications, the Grand Complication Reference 26065OR displays one of the finest calibers of Swiss watchmaking directly through its skeletonized dial and sapphire crystal display back—the AP 2885. Featuring a perpetual calendar, minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, moon phase and week indicator, the AP 2885 is seamlessly cased in 18-karat pink gold with an immaculate satin finish.


Desiring a revolutionary steel sports watch in the 1970s, Audemars Piguet sought out renowned watch designer Gerald Genta. In only one night, Genta produced a drawing of what would become the famous Royal Oak. To this day, the Royal Oak has evolved in many collections but has remained the icon of the Le Brassus-based manufacturer.