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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01, Stainless steel skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap-year indication and bracelet Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01型號「Royal Oak」精鋼鏤空萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,約2008年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

70,000 - 120,000 CHF

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01, Stainless steel skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap-year indication and bracelet Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01型號「Royal Oak」精鋼鏤空萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,約2008年製

Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01, Stainless steel skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap-year indication and bracelet Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01型號「Royal Oak」精鋼鏤空萬年曆鍊帶腕錶備月相及閏年顯示,約2008年製

Estimate:

70,000 - 120,000 CHF

Lot sold:

252,000

CHF

Audemars Piguet


Royal Oak, Ref. 25829ST.OO.0944ST.01

Stainless steel skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap-year indication and bracelet

Circa 2008


Dial: skeletonized

Calibre: cal. 2120/4 automatic, 38 jewels

Movement number: 680'034

Case: stainless steel, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws

Case number: G13045, n°914

Closure: stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 39 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives, service invoice and travel case

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. The calendar is functioning.

CASE: is in fair and attractive condition. It presents some wear with small scratches, dents and dings throughout. The bracelet is in fair condition with scratches and dents throughout.

DIAL: is in very good condition. There are some very fine dust particles on the subsidiary dial.


"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 circa date of this lot is 2008 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
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 39 mm 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.