View full screen - View 1 of Lot 104. 'No. 001' Royal Oak, Ref. 14790PT Possibly unique platinum wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1994 | 愛彼 | 14790PT型號「'No. 001' Royal Oak」鉑金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1994,可能為孤品.
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Audemars Piguet

'No. 001' Royal Oak, Ref. 14790PT Possibly unique platinum wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1994 | 愛彼 | 14790PT型號「'No. 001' Royal Oak」鉑金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1994,可能為孤品

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

'No. 001' Royal Oak, Ref. 14790PT Possibly unique platinum wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1994 | 愛彼 | 14790PT型號「'No. 001' Royal Oak」鉑金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1994,可能為孤品

'No. 001' Royal Oak, Ref. 14790PT Possibly unique platinum wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1994 | 愛彼 | 14790PT型號「'No. 001' Royal Oak」鉑金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1994,可能為孤品

Audemars Piguet


'No. 001' Royal Oak, Ref. 14790PT

Possibly unique platinum wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1994


愛彼

14790PT型號「'No. 001' Royal Oak」鉑金鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1994,可能為孤品


Dial: white lacquer

Calibre: cal. 2225 automatic, 36 jewels 

Movement number: 393'237

Case: platinum and 18k white gold, back secured by 8 screws

Case number: D17’010, 001

Closure: Platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet and 18k white gold folding clasp signed AP&Co and Gay Freres.

Dimensions: 36mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no 

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Digital Extract from the Archives

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

CASE: is in good condition consistent with age and wear. There are two small dents to the bezel at 12 o'clock, two more at 4 o'clock and surface scratches and other minor dents throughout. Signs of wear and scratching to the bracelet, case and case back.

DIAL: is in good condition.


"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."

In the early 1970’s in the midst of the “quartz crisis” Audemars Piguet commissioned a design from Gérald Genta, which would -in time, become one of the most iconic watch designs of the 20th century. Featuring a stainless steel, octagonal case and integrated bracelet; it looked completely unlike anything else on the market in 1972 and has continued to influence watch design to the present day.


Reference 14790 which was a mid-size Royal Oak in 36mm, was produced from the late 1980’s through until 2008. These models featured 3 periods, categorised through dial variations and updated movements.


The present watch is an early 1990’s D-series, which falls into a Mk1 period, however given its unusual dial it can’t be categorised by its dial variations. The present dial is an unusually non-tapisserie pattern dial with a smooth white lacquered finish, applied roman numerals and baton indexes. Seen only on a handful of other models in black lacquer of a different reference and smaller case size. Additionally, the watch is presented in a full platinum case and bracelet. Inscribed on the reverse, is a very collectible No 0001. This is the first of its kind we are aware of to come to market and deserves a place in any serious AP connoisseur’s collection.