Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 269
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo "A Series" Audemars Piguet, “Royal Oak Jumbo, Automatic”, No. A 803. Made circa 1972. Fine and very rare, octagonal, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet with deployant clasp.
c. Two-body, polished and brushed, octagonal bezel set with 8 hexagonal nuts embanked in 8 screws on the case back, angled lugs with 4 screws to fix the strap, sapphire crystal. d. Anthracite, clous de Paris decoration, applied luminous steel baton indexes, applied gold Audemars Piguet logo at 6, outer white minute divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 2121, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted for heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, 21K gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 39 x 48 mm. Thickness 7 mm. Approx. overall length 180 mm.
Estimate: 3,000 USD - 5,000 USD
Estimate: 3,000 CHF - 500 CHF
Estimate: 2,200 EUR - 3,500 EUR
Grading system

C 3 D 2-01 M 2* AAA
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Introduced in 1972, the A series Royal Oak is identifiable by the location of the Audemars Piguet logo at 6 rather than 12, as found on later examples. The Royal Oak was the first luxury sports watch launched and is today considered a cult classic among enthusiasts. Fewer than 1000 examples of the A series are believed to have been manufactured.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
08-12-2010
Sold including buyer's premium:
23,750 USD