1995 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jubilee Tropical 39mm Ref. 14802ST (with Box & Extract from Archive 2020)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Tropical Jubilee - To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet launched the reference 14802, a Limited Edition of 1000 pieces of which 280 are in yellow gold, 20 in platinum and 700 in stainless steel. The main difference was the new see through sapphire case back giving a beautiful insight of the legendary Car.2121, the engraved skeletonized 21K gold rotor makes the back of the watch look almost as attractive as the front. The dial features the petite tapisserie 'Clous de Paris' guilloche pattern which is lightly different to the one on the 5402ST, the AP logo is positioned at 12 o'clock. This particular example is extremely well preserved and retains its strong condition of the case, bezel and bracelet but what makes it truly stand out from the crowd is the very unique Tropical dial. It has aged to a stunning dark brown chocolate color like we have never seen before on a 14802. The condition of the dial is almost flawless with no loss of material, tool marks or any sort of scratches. It still features all white graphics as well as the original Tritium on the indexes. We feel the 14802 is one of the most desirable Royal Oaks, being a 39mm Jumbo sized Limited Edition of only 1000pcs and featuring the best of the 5402 and 15202.
|Model||Royal Oak Jubilee Tropical|
|Case||Very nice case that has been polished in the past and shows the beautiful facetted edges of the case. The bezel is in equally nice condition and does not show any major dents or scratches.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very strong and tight bracelet in matching condition to the case|
|Dial||Original dial that has aged to a near perfect chocolate brown. The luminous on the indexes is original and lights up when exposed to UV light and falls at the same rate. The hands are Tritium but seem to be later.|
|Box||Octagonal leather Box and carton
|Papers||Extract from Archive 2020