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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, 'C-Series', reference 5402 Montre bracelet en acier avec date | Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1980 | Circa 1980

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, 'C-Series', reference 5402 Montre bracelet en acier avec date | Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1980 | Circa 1980

Royal Oak, 'C-Series', reference 5402 Montre bracelet en acier avec date | Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1980 | Circa 1980

Audemars Piguet


Royal Oak, 'C-Series', reference 5402


Montre bracelet en acier avec date |

Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet


Vers 1980 |

Circa 1980


Cadran: tapisserie anthracite

Calibre: cal. 2121/1 automatique, 36 rubis

Numéro de mouvement: 175'275

Boîtier: acier, fond sécurisé par 8 vis

Numéro de boîtier: B03'944, C1'944

Fermoir: bracelet Audemars Piguet en acier et boucle déployante

Dimensions : 39 mm, circonférence totale approx. 200 mm

Signé: boîtier, cadran et mouvement

Ecrin: non

Papiers: oui

Accessoires: certificat d'origine, carte de service et pochette de voyage Audemars Piguet

 

Dial: anthracite tapisserie

Calibre: cal. 2121/1 automatic, 36 jewels

Movement number: 175'275

Case: stainless steel, back secured by 8 screws

Case number: B03'944, C1'944

Closure: stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 39 mm, overall circumference approx. 200 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: yes

Accessories: Audemars Piguet certificate of origin, service card and travel case

 

Poids brut 103.80 g |

Gross weight 103.80 g

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The date is advancing.

CASE: Overall still has good proportions considering age and use. It presents some scratches and minute dings mainly to the bezel at 12 and to the lower part of the case by the bracelet. The bracelet is in fair condition. It presents some scratches throughout.

DIAL: is in good condition. The dial is beginning to present a light tropical patina. The indexes present a reaction to UV-lighting fading rapidly. The hands have been changed.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).


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The first Royal Oak was created in 1972 and designed by legendary watchmaker, Gerald Genta, who drew inspiration for its shape from a ship's porthole and completed its blueprints overnight. It was introduced as the world's first luxury watch in stainless steel, in the attempt to revitalize traditional watchmaking from the quartz crisis.


Made in circa 1980, the present example belongs to the "C-Series" of the reference 5402, and retains a lovely feature passed down by the very first "A-Series", which would be the "AP" logo being placed at 6 o'clock. It is powered by the Jaeger-based calibre AP 2121, which has a very reliable construction.


The present example is further complete with its Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin, service card and travel case.


In 2022, the Royal Oak celebrates its 50 anniversary of production, and the present watch would be the perfect opportunity to acquire the original reference of this collection.