AUDEMARS PIGUET. RARE MONTRE BRACELET EN ACIER QUANTIEME PERPETUEL AVEC PHASE DE LUNE MOUVEMENT AUTOMATIQUE NO.4 AUDEMARS PIGUET. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR BRACELET WATCH WITH MOON PHASE NO.4   Royal Oak, D Series, Ref: 25554ST.00.0344ST.01, Circa 1985

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AUDEMARS PIGUET. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR BRACELET WATCH WITH MOON PHASE NO.4
Royal Oak, D Series, Ref: 25554ST.00.0344ST.01, Circa 1985

Sold for € 175,312 (US$ 179,414) inc. premium
AUDEMARS PIGUET. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR BRACELET WATCH WITH MOON PHASE NO.4
Model: Royal Oak, D Series
Reference: 25554ST.00.0344ST.01
Date: Circa 1985
Movement: 36-jewel Cal.2120/2 automatic, No.273533
Dial: Brushed silvered, applied baton hour markers, outer minute divisions, subsidiary dials at 3, 9 and 12 for day, date and month, moon phase indication at 6, pointed baton hands
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, movement accessed via the glass, No.D1452 and No.004
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted brushed steel link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp, No.5
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 38mm

Footnotes

  • This was Audemars Piguet's first application of a perpetual calendar to Gerald Genta's legendary Royal Oak design. One of the touch points of this watch is although it is complicated it remains very thin, based on the extremely thin Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal.920 automatic movement, the perpetual mechanism is added as a layer or module under the 'Opaline' dial.

    The current lot is a reference 25554ST and was produced in a very limited number of examples. As referenced in Audemars Piguet 20th Century Complicated Watches, p.231, of the 279 made, only 49 were in steel, 229 in yellow gold, 0 in two-tone, 1 in platinum, and 0 in pink gold. The current example, executed in steel is a low number so would have been amongst the first to be produced. This example would be a fantastic piece to have in any collection.

Saleroom notices

  • Veuillez noter que les index ont ete peints en noir ulterieurement. Please note that the hour markers have been painted black at some stage.
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