The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
194 Audemars Piguet Highly Historical and Well Preserved, Royal Oak, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Tapisserie Dial, Reference 5402ST
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Sold € 44,200
Model: Royal Oak
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: C1895
Movement N°: 197 665
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
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. Anyway, among all these different iterations, the most iconic surely remains the reference 5402 in steel, the first ever manufactured by Audemars. Introduced in 1972, the watch quickly gained popularity and the first 2,000 in the “A-Series” sold out. Audemars Piguet then made additional watches in the “B-Series” and “C-Series”, with all being numbered on the case back. This particular example comes from the “C-Series” and is notable for its original and great condition of preservation. An icon of watch design, the original Royal Oak reference 5402ST continues to gain popularity with collectors.