View full screen - View 1 of Lot 77. Retailed by Bulgari: Royal Oak 'Jumbo', Reference 5402SA A stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1978  |  零售商為寶格麗:愛彼  | Royal Oak 'Jumbo' 型號 5402SA 精鋼及黃金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,製作年份約 1978.
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Audemars Piguet

Retailed by Bulgari: Royal Oak 'Jumbo', Reference 5402SA A stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1978 | 零售商為寶格麗:愛彼 | Royal Oak 'Jumbo' 型號 5402SA 精鋼及黃金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,製作年份約 1978

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Retailed by Bulgari: Royal Oak 'Jumbo', Reference 5402SA A stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1978 | 零售商為寶格麗:愛彼 | Royal Oak 'Jumbo' 型號 5402SA 精鋼及黃金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,製作年份約 1978

Retailed by Bulgari: Royal Oak 'Jumbo', Reference 5402SA A stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1978 | 零售商為寶格麗:愛彼 | Royal Oak 'Jumbo' 型號 5402SA 精鋼及黃金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,製作年份約 1978

Audemars Piguet


Retailed by Bulgari: 

Royal Oak 'Jumbo', Reference 5402SA

A stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet 

Circa 1978


零售商為寶格麗:愛彼

Royal Oak 'Jumbo' 型號 5402SA 精鋼及黃金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,製作年份約 1978


Dial: grey tapisserie

Calibre: cal. 2121/1 automatic, 36 jewels 

Movement number: 172'054

Case: stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, back secured by 8 screws

Case number: 84, B14'718

Closure: stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet and folding clasp 

Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 195 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: none

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

CASE: is in fairly good condition. It presents some scratches, dents and dings. The case and bezel have been polished. The bracelet is in fair condition. It presents some scratches and some warping.

DIAL: is in very good and attractive condition. There is on ê noticeable stain on the edge between 9 and 10 o'clock. the top of the tapisserie presents a subtle loss of coating.


"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."

Debuted in 1972, the Audemars Piguet reference 5402 is nothing short of a masterpiece. The forefather of iconic bracelet watches, it is a watch every collector aspires to obtain and arguably the best bracelet watch ever produced. Upon its release, the Royal Oak was the most expensive stainless-steel watch ever made, costing more to manufacture than their gold dress wristwatches due to the incredible amount of work put into the finishing. Bearing the nickname “Jumbo”, the case is 39 mm in diameter which is colossal in comparison to the dress watches of the 70s. We can attribute this new, larger size to why it notably got off a slow start in sales. Not to mention Audemars Piguet’s signature Petite Tapisserie dial that was perfectly executed by a precision metalwork chisel, forming the futuristic, and most unprecedented watch across the industry. This particular dial is signed Bulgari. Even more impressive is that the legendary caliber 2121 was once the thinnest automatic movement with a central rotor and date function, making the watch sit comfortably on the wrist. Audemars Piguet used the same caliber for nearly 50 years including the recently discontinued successor, the reference 15202.