AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET
AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET
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AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET

QUANTIEME PERPETUEL AUTOMATIQUE MODEL, REF. 25686OR, CIRCA 1993

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AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET
QUANTIEME PERPETUEL AUTOMATIQUE MODEL, REF. 25686OR, CIRCA 1993
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Cream colour
Case: 39 mm.
With: 18k pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, overall length approximately 160 mm., Audemars Piguet Extrait de Registre

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Lot Essay

This reference 25686OR Royal Oak perpetual calendar moon phase wristwatch is one of only 9 pieces of the reference to be made in 18K pink gold. Offered in excellent condition and with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives, it is to the best of our knowledge, the first example ever to be offered at international auction.

Launched in 1989, only 233 watches of this reference were made in total; 85 in stainless steel; 70 in yellow gold; 43 in steel and gold; 26 in platinum and 9 in pink gold.

The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar combines two of the great icons of Audemars Piguet’s heritage, the Royal Oak model and the perpetual calendar complication. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the movement is the ionic automatic Calibre 2120⁄2800. It features the date, day and month and a moon phase with 29 1⁄2 day lunar calendar. The dial is the lovely cream-coloured ‘Petite Tapisserie’ also with plain cream subsidiaries which completes this visually stunning and ultra-rare pink gold Royal Oak.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Introduced in 1972, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak is a phenomenon, one of the most recognizable and successful wristwatch models of all time. The Royal Oak was designed by none other than Gerald Genta, the man behind many of the most enduring wristwatch designs of the last 50 years. The watch featuring an octagonal screwed bezel that was initially inspired by an antique diver’s helmet is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic wristwatch designs of the 20th century. Not only is it the cornerstone of the brand’s success until today, it was also the forerunner of other iconic watches like the Patek Philippe Nautilus which was based upon similar design principles by Gerald Genta. The water resistant case has a visible gasket and a dial decorated with the ‘tapisserie’ pattern that is now part of the Royal Oak’s DNA.

Audemars Piguet chose the name ‘Royal Oak’ because of its nautical associations, named after the series of eight ships of the British Royal Navy that had in turn been named after the story of King Charles II of England’s escape from the Roundheads - the supporters of the Parliament during the English Civil War - following the Battle of Worcester in 1651 when the King (then a Prince) hid in an oak tree, the Boscobel Oak, to evade capture.

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