Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

54 Audemars Piguet Limited Edition and Attractive, Royal Oak, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 15100 ST, Made for the “Foundation Time for the Trees”, With Box and Papers

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 104,000

Lot Description

Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 15100 ST
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2001
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2225
Case N°: E27525
Movement N°: 491 725
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

The Royal Oak Foundation Time for the Trees 15100StT.OO.0789ST.01 is something a bit different compared to all the other Royal Oak launched by Audemars Piguet: it wasn’t a watch created to amaze with complications or precious material, it is a watch for a cause. The Audemars Piguet Foundation was established in 1992 with a mission to support reforestation and forest conservation. The foundation works around the globe with non-profits and NGOs to protect Earth’s natural environment, to date having planted over 12000 trees and supported projects in places like Brazil, Madagascar, and Indonesia. The Royal Oak was the natural choice to receive a special dial representing the foundation’s work: commercialized in 1999 and produced in a limited edition of 450 pieces in steel and 50 in gold, it is powered by caliber 2225, which is derived from caliber JLC 889 with 28800 Al/h. The beauty of this special edition is its subtlety: at a glance, it’s just a typical blue dial Royal Oak, but the keen eye will appreciate the oak motif that reinforces both the model’s name and the mission of the Audemars Piguet Foundation. With its brushed finish and sharp edges, it is arguably the most rugged-looking luxury sports watch available from one of the “Holy Trinity” (which also includes Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe) and this very model has a transparent case back so one can admire the gold oscillating weight. Preserved in remarkable conditions, the present watch in steel is also offered with its original box, warranty and papers.