Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 252

252. Audemars Piguet Very Elegant and Tasteful Royal Oak Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, Reference 25 594, With Tapisserie Dial

Estimate € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 23,400
Lot Description
Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 25594
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 1990s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2825
Case N°: N°1919
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Launched at Baselworld in 1972 the Royal Oak represented a real novelty in the Audemars universe as it was the brand’s first true sporting pride. The origin of the name has distant roots, namely from the tree under which King Charles of England was hidden to save his life, which was called Royal Oak. The present example is a beautiful, automatic example of the ref. 25594 with Day, Date and Moon Phases. This lot is really beautiful in all its aspect, from the two-tone bracelet with original AP deployant, passing to the case with the octagonal bezel and 8 gold screws, till finish with the Grey clous-de-Paris tapiserie dial decorated with applied luminous yellow gold baton indexes, two subsidiary for the date and days of the week, aperture for the moon phases at 6 and compleated by the luminous yellow gold baton hands. The distinctive design of this watch has now become extremely sought after and recognizable and the present lot with its sporty look is perfect for every occasion.