Up for grabs is an Audemars Piguet RO Perpetual Calendar
Reference 25636ST skeleton in steel
D series with production date in 1994 and sale date in 1995.
Limited and numbered edition of only 25 pieces made with rose gold movement
Reference 25636ST was produced between 1988 and 1997 and only 61 pieces were ever sold by AP. Within that range there were some limited editions, this was a part of 25. According to AP’s records, they only sold 14 steel Skeletons in 1994 and 21 in 1995. That’s worldwide. Can you imagine those kind of numbers today?
Besides being a very limited, a very rare, and extremely well preserved piece, this particular watch was evidently owned by a very particular individual. An individual who kept everything from new as well as official service records. I am willing to bet its the most complete 25636ST left in the world out of the 25 produced.
This watch comes with its original inner and outer boxes, signed and dated guarantee papers, QP manual which even has the moon phase inserts up until 2003 (which I’ve seen before), the adjustment notice from AP when it was leaving AP in December of 1994, the Certificate of Origin with all matching printed numbers, the AP hang tag, the AP batter and solar powered winder (which is a unicorn on its own, but it doesn’t seem to run), its manual, and something I’ve only seen in pictures before. The AP white gold setting pusher. I don’t want to sound too excited about it, but come on, this thing survived almost 30 years without being lost.
Additionally, the watch comes with AP service warranty card from 2012 as well as AP service receipt from 2019 when movement overhaul was performed. Nothing replaced and no polish.
The watch itself is in spectacular condition with tight bracelet. No dings, dents, or any noticeable scratches. Both crystal are damage-free.
A very rare opportunity to not only own an important and rare AP, but also have it as a very complete set.