Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

ref. 25654BA

Thanks to the iconoclast Gerald Genta who had this genius stroke of pen in early 70s Audemars Piguet got its icon and most innovative watch design ever made which became and still is its best-seller. In 1981 the brand developped the perpetual calendar and cased it in a Royal Oak in 1984 with the 5554 shortly becoming 25554.

The timepiece timeXchange is offering here is a reference 25654BA produced between 1982-1993 and sold between 1983-1998. Only 800 pieces were made in total during that period of which 422 were in yellow gold featured with a variety of dials.

Dial & case: while the most common dials for gold case were the golden dials, this timepiece present an immaculate white dial in fantastic condition. The small lettering are the first generation (MK1) and it must be towards the last series for this font as slightly later D series have a taller font. Original gold hands for hours & minutes and original blue hands for subdials. The 39mm case is in remarquable condition. The distance between the holes on the lugs and the edge is the best way to appreciate how unpolished the watch is. Exceptionnal.

Serial: N•1007 D60XXX sold in 1995

Movement: ultra-thin revolutionary LeCoultre AP 2120/2800 caliber central rotor 

Box & papers: comes with its original wood & glass winder, AP cover box, « quantieme perpetuel » booklet and original guarantee.

PRICE:   // SOLD //