Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

70 Audemars Piguet Highly Rare and Extremely Well-Preserved, Royal Oak Quartz, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Grey Tapisserie Dial, Reference 66270B

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 13,000

Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 66270BA
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980s
Movement: Quartz
Case N°: C90945, N° 1921
Dimensions: 24 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Royal Oak represented a real novelty in the Audemars universe as it was the brand’s first true sporting pride. It was the first luxury watch in steel with integrated bracelet and since its inception was produced in a variety of materials including full gold, platinum, tantalum, and often embellished with precious stones, the versatility of the Royal Oak helped make it a model adored by the brand’s elite clientele. The present watch is a rare example of the reference 66270BA in fully 18K yellow gold. Its remarkable conservation strikes at a first glance with no evident sign on both the bracelet and on the case with the iconic octagonal bezel. The stunning tapisserie gray dial with applied stick indexes and date aperture at 3 o’clock is untouched and further special quality of this lot since it’s one of the most rare variants to be found. 66270BA is powered by a quartz movement. This AP is an attractive, super clean example and an excellent choice for the discerning smaller wrist individual.