One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
263 Audemars Piguet Extremely Attractive and Absolutely Astonishing, Royal Oak, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Skeletonized Dial, Reference 15305OR.OO.D088CR.01, Box, Papers and Additional Link
Estimate: € 120,000 – 240,000
Sold € 162,500
Model: Royal Oak
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Case N°: N°383, H99448
Movement N°: 868962
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Additional Link
Skeleton watches have existed in horological history for eons: the art of skeletonization calls for stripping away the watch’s dial to reveal the beauty of the movement. High-end watch makers like Audemars Piguet goes a step further by also extensively decorating the movement. In the first years of the new millennium, Audemars Piguet answered the prayers of Royal Oak enthusiasts by introducing reference 15 300, featuring for the first time an in-house movement fully developed by Audemars Piguet: caliber 3120. Introduced at the SIHH 2010, the reference 15 305 is an open-worked version of the reference 15 300 with caliber 3129 based on the previous one. He movement consists of 253 parts and displays hours, minutes and seconds. The parts of the movement are all meticulously decorated by hand, and such skills required a trained watchmaker with considerable dexterity as the structure of the movement must be preserved despite the absence of a dial while also maintaining its reliability and accuracy. It remained in production until 2020 and was manufactured with a slate gray open-worked dial, pink gold applied hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Preserved in exceptional conditions, this very watch strikes because it is a vividly modernist execution of the skeletonized. As this is a Royal Oak watch, the case, of course, comes in the by now iconic AP’s octagonal case designed by Gerald Genta. Manufactured in 2016 in pink gold, with a bracelet is in 18-karat pink gold with AP folding clasp, this example is presented in excellent condition, the watch is further complete with accessories and additional link.