Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 402
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK JUMBO "A SERIES", NO. 88 Audemars Piguet, “Royal Oak Jumbo, Automatic”, No. A88, movement No. 127085, case No. 67088, Ref. 5402ST. Made in 1972. Very fine and rare, octagonal, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Audemars Piguet/ Gay Freres bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin.
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 fi x the bracelet, sapphire crystal. D. Anthracite, “tapisserie” decoration, applied luminous steel baton indexes, applied 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 fl at balance spring, 21K gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 39 x 48 mm. Thickness 7 mm. Approx. overall length 170 mm.
Estimate: 15,000 CHF - 20,000 CHF
Estimate: 16,000 USD - 22,000 USD
Estimate: 12,000 EUR - 17,000 EUR
Grading system

C 3 D 2-10-01 M 2
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This Royal Oak A series is the earliest serial number ever to be offered at auction. In excellent overall original condition still with its Gay Freres bracelet dated 1.72 and combined with the lucky number 88, it is the perfect collectors example.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
13-05-2012
Sold including buyer's premium:
40,000 CHF