Important Watches: Part II

Important Watches: Part II

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Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ref 15202 stee

Lot Closed

November 11, 12:14 PM GMT


75,000 - 95,000 CHF

Lot Details


Audemars Piguet

'Jumbo' Extra-Thin Royal Oak, Ref. 15202

Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 2019

Dial: blue 

Calibre: cal. 2121 automatic, 36 jewels

Movement number: AS9'528

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

Case number: C'K34'26J

Closure: stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet and double-folding clasp

Dimensions: 39 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes 

Accessories: Audemars Piguet warranty card, instruction manual and presentation case with outer packaging

Developed during the quartz crisis which strongly hit the Swiss watch industry in the late 1960s and beginning of the 1970s, the Royal Oak revolutionized 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.  

Inspired, perhaps erroneously, by the look of a diving-suit helmet, the case along with the octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet, create an aesthetically appealing design that makes this watch such an emblematic model. Just this year Audemars Piguet announced to discontinue the present reference and therefore this lot has instantly gained even more attractiveness for collectors. 

Since its introduction in 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak, the Reference 15202 has been one of the most sought-after pieces on the planet. The present example stands out by its very good condition and the presence of its original accessories.