Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 254

254. Audemars Piguet Very Fine and Sought After Skeletonized Royal Oak Automatic Wristwatch in Stainless Steel, Reference 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01, With Box and Papers

Estimate € 50,000 –⁠ 150,000

Sold € 137,800
Lot Description
Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2012
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3129
Case N°: N°0080, H30014
Movement N°: 790584
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

The Royal Oak, with its masculine octagonal case, exposed screws, and integrated bracelet is one of the most distinctive watches in the market today. First launched in 1972, the model became an icon and fan favorite for its rugged, masculine, and sporty aesthestic, and since then, Audemars Piguet has released every imaginable complication and color for the Royal Oak, all extremely desirable for some particular reasons. One of the most desired versions of the Royal Oak is the Openworked 15305ST, such as the one here offered. This 39 mm case was presented at the Salon Internationale d’Haute Horologie, in 2010 and combining the horological refinement of a skeletonized movement with the wearability and relaxed elegance of the classic Royal Oak immediately striked watches’ lovers. The three body octagonal case with 8 white gold hexagonal nuts and integrated bracelet is fully realized in steel and preserved in honest conditions. It is powered by the very first in-house self-winding movement, the cal. 3120, through the glare-resistant sapphire caseback, it is possible to see the hand-finished and skeletonized ruthenium-plated bridges and mainplate, as well as the striking 22K gold winding rotor. Very rare and produced in very low numbers, it is a watch that finished to the highest standards and perfect for those looking for something even more special than a normal Royal Oak and further embellished by its original box and papers that come with the watch.