AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE
AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE
AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE
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AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE
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This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules an… Read more AUDEMARS PIGUET POSSIBLY UNIQUE ROYAL OAK PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH GREEN DIAL & DIAMONDS
AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25654ST, NO. 1076, CASE NO. D-60422, CIRCA 1997

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AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE
SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25654ST, NO. 1076, CASE NO. D-60422, CIRCA 1997
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Emerald green with diamond indexes
Case: 39 mm. wide
With: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet and deployant clasp, overall length approximately 170 mm., Certificate of Origin confirming the emerald green dial with diamond indexes and date of sale on 25 September 1997, Certificate of authenticity confirming the dial and date of sale, Audemars Piguet service invoice dated 21 December 2021
Remark: Possibly unique
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This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules and 7.7% VAT will be charged on the ‘hammer’ and the ‘buyer’s premium’

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Lot Essay

This ravishingly beautiful emerald green and diamond dial steel Royal Oak perpetual calendar reference 25654 can only be described as a Royal Oak collectors dream, its highly individual aesthetic places this watch as one of the most desirable of Audemars Piguet’s ‘no leap year’ perpetual calendar Royal Oaks ever to be offered at international auction. Furthermore, it is presented in superb condition, being subject to servicing by Audemars Piguet in 2021. The present watch is only known example of reference 25654ST with this incredible rich green coloured dial and diamond indexes. Confirmed by Audemars Piguet’s archives as “Cadran vert emeraude, index diamants”, this D-series Royal Oak was sold in 1997.

Possibly Unique ‘Emerald Green’ Dial Analysis
The singular rich green colour of the dial is highly unusual in any wristwatch. Described by Audemars Piguet as “Emerald Green” it has an unmissable eye-catching aesthetic in combination with the steel case and dark blue of the moon phase. The surface of the dial is also unusual in having guilloche engine-turned decoration in a concentric wavy-line pattern with smooth surface for the three subsidiary dials. The green paint/lacquer has a rich glossy finish and features white printing for the indications and signature. Nine of the hour indexes are set with round white diamonds in claw settings.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 25654
An undoubted classic of the Royal Oak family, the stainless steel reference 25654ST Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel was one of the only steel perpetual calendar wristwatches to be made in series available on the market at the time. Produced between 1982 and 1993, only 272 pieces were made in steel, today this reference is one of the most desirable and coveted of all vintage Royal Oaks, the definitive luxury sports watch.

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. Sporting the same 39 mm. diameter case as the original Royal Oak reference 5402, the perpetual calendar reference 25654 also shared a characteristic of many of the earlier Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar models in not having a leap-year indication on the dial. In fact the leap-year function did not appear on the Royal Oak until the caliber 2120/2802 movement was introduced in 1993. The dials of the reference 25654 generally have a smooth finish, not decorated with the typical AP ‘tapisserie’ pattern and have a lunar calendar on the edge of the moon phase aperture. They can be distinguished as ‘Mark 1’ with small ‘Audemars Piguet Automatic’ script at 6 o’clock and ‘Mark 2’ with noticeably larger ‘Audemars Piguet’ script.

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