Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Quantieme Perpetuel
- Watchmaker Bio
Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
Model Name: Edward Piguet Quantieme Perpetuel
Year: Circa 1999
Reference No: OR 25853
Material: 18K rose gold
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2141, 34 jewels
Clasp/Buckle: 18K rose gold Audemars Piguet buckle
Dimensions: 27mm Width x 45mm Length
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accessories: Further accompanied by original Audemars Piguet watch winder box, instruction booklet and certificate.
*An example was sold recently for HKD$150,000 (≈SG$26,000) at Phillips Hong Kong.
- For collectors, perpetual calendar wristwatches produced by Audemars Piguet are certainly worth collecting. Marking an important position in the line of watches produced by the firm, perpetual calendar wristwatches from Audemars Piguet are considered by many as the worthiest in terms of craftsmanship and aesthetics.
This present wristwatch, a rare “Edward Piguet Quantieme Perpetual”, is a rectangular perpetual calendar wristwatch manufactured by Audemars Piguet with attractive applied Breguet numerals against the matte black dial, housed in a beautiful 18K pink gold case. It is an understated example of an Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar wristwatch.
- A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.
Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.