Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. Photograph from the Official Website of Audemars Piguet
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Rare AP Royal Oak fetches for PHP 11 million at Finale’s recent auction

Sold for the first time in an auction, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin went under the hammer for more than USD 200,000 at the gallery’s latest event.
ANCX | Oct 28 2019

Finale Auctions recently concluded its Watches & Jewelry auction with a spectacular showing from the items up for bid.

Held on October 20th, the auction house offered a range of timepieces including those never-before-seen at auction, those with a storied history, rare pieces, and exclusive, limited edition models, with many in excellent or pristine condition.

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ROLEX Daytona “Paul Newman” Ref. 6262, Circa 1970.
AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon.

Participants included local and international bidders from Asia, the Middle East, the US, and UK. Among the auction highlights were a vintage Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Ref. 6262 which sold for PHP 11,680,000 (USD 225,482.62), an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon which fetched PHP 7,708,800 (USD 148,818.53), and a rare double-signed Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Ref. 5726 with a Tiffany & Co. dial closing at PHP 6,774,400 (USD 130,779.92).

PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus Annual Calendar Tiffany Dial Ref. 5726A-001.

Without a doubt, the star of the sale was the recently launched Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin which realized PHP 11,096,000 (USD 214,208.49). This is the first time this historical and technical achievement from Audemars Piguet has been put up for auction globally.

ROLEX Daytona Ref. 6263, Circa 1973.

The Rolex vintage sports watch line up saw a Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 with a Mark-1 dial selling for PHP 4,672,000 (USD 90,193.05), a Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 “Sigma” dial at PHP 3,270,400 (USD 63,135.13), and a Rolex Submariner Ref. 5508 with a ghost bezel fetching PHP 2,686,400 (USD 51,861.00).

ROLEX Daytona Ref. 6265, Circa 1974.
ROLEX Submariner Ref. 5508, Circa 1958.

Other notable pieces include an unusual ladies Cartier Crash that closed at PHP 1,927,200 (USD 37,204.63), and a late addition to the sale, a Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Ref. 5726/1A with a white dial realizing PHP 4,438,400 (USD 85,683.39).

PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus Annual Calendar Ref. 5726/1A-010.

 

The next Watches & Jewelry auction will be held in May 2020. For more information, email [email protected].