Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

239 Audemars Piguet Highly Exclusive and Sought-After, Royal Oak, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, “Tropical” Light-Brown Dial, With Full-Set, Reference 14790ST

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 42,900

Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 14790ST
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1994
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2125
Case N°: N° 667, D33902
Movement N°: 392758
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box. Warranty, Extract from the Archives and Additional Links

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 lot here offered is a very nice specimen of the smaller diameter model reference 14790ST manufactured fully in steel. Withstanding the challenge of time, the Royal Oak is an iconic model that has helped Audemars Piguet through the period of the “Quartz Crisis”. The present watch features its iconic octagonal-shaped bezel secured by eight visible hexagonal screws and with an integrated bracelet in stainless steel too. The gray anthracite tapisserie dial is iconic for the Royal Oak, and this one is very particular since it has turned into a very captable “Tropical” light brown color, very affacinating color for any collector really recalling the champagne tone. The dial is completed by its applied baton indexes, date aperture at 3 o’clock and baton hands. Offered in very nice conditions, the watch also comes with lots of accessories like its original box, warranty, extract from the archives and two additional links.