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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
273 Audemars Piguet Astonishing and Precious, Royal Oak, Quantieme Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Platinum, Diamonds Bezel, Reference 25930sp, With Original Warranty
Estimate: € 250,000 – 500,000
Sold € 474,500
Model: Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: G13021, N° 410
Movement N°: 719 410
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Original Warranty and Extract from the Archives
The Quantieme Perpetuel is a complication that Audemars Piguet has always been known for, since the first one the brand has ever produced in the far 1955 till the first Royal Oak QP ever in 1983. In the 1990s, the complication was revamped after the quartz crisis with the caliber 2120/2800, 2120/2801, and 2120/2802. Always been admired by collectors for being combined with the iconic octagonal case, in 2002 AP introduced the 25930SP QP with openworked dial and, most of all, diamond bezel powered by the caliber 2120/2820. The here offered specimen of this reference is for sure the non-plus ultra in terms of preciousness, beauty and complexity. The 39 mm wide case is equipped with the iconic Audemars Piguet steel bracelet, nicely preserved. The steel three-body case is equipped with an octagonal bezel in platinum, the only non-steel element of the whole composition, which is further embellished with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds interspersed with 8 screws. The dial is visible from a sapphire crystal which exposes the beautifully finished automatic movement. Obviously, it has a perpetual calendar complication, or quantième perpetual as Audemars Piguet calls it, which means it displays the day, date, month and automatically adjusts for a leap year. If that is not good enough, the watch also has a moon phase indicator. The case back is open worked and signed “No 410” of an unknown range. Adding to its charm the present timepiece comes with its original warranty confirming its sale in July 2011.