Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 205

205. Audemars Piguet Only 25 Pieces Made, Extremely Rare and Very Attractive Early Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Platinum, Reference 25636SP, With Skeletonized Dial, Box and Extract from the Archives.

Estimate € 150,000 –⁠ 300,000

Sold € 273,000
Lot Description
Model: Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel
Reference: 25636SP.OO.0944SP.01
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Platinum
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1994
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2120/2800SQ
Case N°: N°3/25, D-41963
Movement N°: 367493
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Extract from the Archives

Skeletonized models are among the most poplar and sought after versions of watches by collectors. Furthermore the present lot features a perpetual calendar and moon phase complication making it a true masterpiece. One of the most popular models among watch connoisseurs, Royal Oak has been a true legend of Haute Horologerie since its debut in the 1970’s. The lot here offered is the stainless steel version with platinum bezel produced in limited edition of only 25 pieces. The three body case has a fully steel composition and is very well preserved with all fresh and crisp engravings on the back. The octagonal bezel with 8 hexagonal recessed white gold nuts is the single platinum component that adds that touch of preciousness and beauty. With the breathtakingly beautiful open-worked dial, this watch also displays a wide array of complex and delicate finishing techniques with subsidiary dials for the days, the months, the age of the moon and aperture for the moon phases.  An exceptionally rare and exquisite piece of art wristwatch, this 25636SP is a truly masterpieces for any watch collector and is further sold with its box and extract from the archives.