Audemars Piguet Huitieme Steel ref. 25644

£8,500
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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 25644
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Strap Length: Adjustable
  • Scope: Watch Only
  • Year: C.1985
  • Case Width: 40.5mm
  • Listing ID: SD022610
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12 Month Warranty

The watch has just come back from a full service with AP in 2022.

This watch is in excellent condition, with some light marks and scratches appropriate for its age.

C serial. The watch comes with a 2-year service warranty.

Until very recently, many of Audemars Piguet's non-Royal Oak designs have sat languishing in the iconic sports watch's shadow. As the popularity of neo-vintage watches continue to spread, however, watches like the Huitieme are becoming more widely appreciated for their unique design and variety of case materials.

Unlike many other neo-vintage watches, the Huitieme pursues a decidedly contemporary (for the 80s) aesthetic. From the placement of the "Audemars Piguet" on the bezel to the recessed cylops date, the watch is unmistakeably a product of its time. This gives it much more distinctive feel when compared to more traditionally-minded designs emerging out of this time period.

AUDEMARS PIGUET

Audemars Piguet was founded in Le Brassus in 1875, a rural part of Switzerland. The company became famous for making high complications, with the myriad complicated pocket watches in its museum being testament to its expertise. The company went from strength to strength, producing the world's first skeletonised wristwatch in 1934 and the world's first perpetual calendar wristwatch with a leap year indicator (allowing for user adjustment) in 1955.

By the late 1960s and early 70s, however, the company was beginning to lag behind in terms of innovations. To sidestep the atrophy that would go on to destroy so many other watchmakers, Audemars Piguet decided to do something bold and released the Royal Oak.

Costing 10 times more than a Rolex Submariner did, the watch was unashamedly luxurious. This watch spawned a new genre of watchmaking, and arguably saved not only Audemars Piguet, but the entire watch industry from a slow death.
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