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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2555

    AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET AND COLOUR CHANGE DIAL

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK JUBILEE MODEL, NO. 913/1000, REF. 14'802, CASE NO. D-13784, CIRCA 1992

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    AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET AND COLOUR CHANGE DIAL
    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK JUBILEE MODEL, NO. 913/1000, REF. 14'802, CASE NO. D-13784, CIRCA 1992
    Cal. 2121/ 3 automatic movement, 36 jewels, pierced 21k gold rotor engraved Royal Oak Jubilee 0913/1000, silvered textured dial, applied luminous baton numerals, window for date, luminous hands, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, octagonal bezel with eight screws, glazed display back secured by eight screws, platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial, and movement signed
    39 mm. wide; overall length approximately 188 mm.
    US$20,000-40,000


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    The 14802 Jumbo Royal Oak in platinum has gained legendary status among collectors due to its incredible rarity, paralleled only by the other Gerald Genta time only icons from Patek Philippe which have been available in platinum: the 3700 and 5711 Nautilus. The reference 14802 was introduced in 1992 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak and was produced as a limited edition of 1000 pieces, as kindly confirmed by the Audemars Piguet archive: 700 in stainless steel (with blue or pink tapisserie dial), 280 in yellow gold (with ardois, ivory or gilt dial) and only 20 in platinum (10 dark blue and diamond set and 10 with Tuscany blue dial).

    This particular example is made even more desirable by its incredibly unusual colour change dial. Originally blue dial, over the subsequent years the dial has discoloured to cool grey, complementing the spectacularly heavy platinum case beautifully. With only one other platinum example having come to auction since the introduction of the 14802, this piece represents an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire one of the most iconic watches in platinum.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the calibre of this watch is 2121/ 3 and not 212 1/3 as stated in the catalogue.
    請留意,此枚錶的正確機芯型號應為2121/ 3,並非圖錄中所述的212 1/3。