T he Royal Oak was the first luxury sport watch. Years before other manufacturers, it opened the path to a new way of thinking in the traditional world of watchmaking. This visionary concept is the masterpiece of the designer Gerald Genta and contributed to saving the Swiss industry. Not all the Royal Oak are created equal. Perpetual calendar Royal Oaks are extremely exclusive and sought after by discerning collectors. With a unique size and a different movement, the elusive Reference 25800 is the most special Royal Oak featuring this complication. Sotheby’s is extremely pleased to present as a special single lot sale the only publicly known 25800 in white gold with an incredible bright yellow dial.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 25800
A History of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Introduction of the leap year indication on the perpetual calendars (caliber 2120/2802).
Introduction of the Offshore with colourful dials and matching leather strap.
Grand complication reference 25865 using the calibre 2885 with minute repeater, split-second chronograph and perpetual calendar.