Audemars Piguet Royal Champagne Dial 18K Yellow Gold 36mm Ref. 14700BA

$28,900.00 USD

Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak 
Reference Number: 14700BA 
Movement: Automatic
Condition: Very good   
Gender: Men’s/unisex
Time Period: 1990's - Discontinued 
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector's item, discontinued
Our Best Price: $28,900

Movement: -
Caliber: AP 2225 - Derived from LeCoultre JLC 889 caliber movement
Jewels: 40

Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 36 mm 
Thickness: 7.8 mm
Waterproof: 100 ft. / 30 m.
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Material Bezel: Fixed 18K yellow gold and black rubber gasket secured by eight 18K white gold screws
Glass: Sapphire
Dial: Champagne " Petite Tapisserie" with square-pattern - minor signs of oxidation due to age
Dial Numerals: 18K yellow oval gold framed and luminescent hour indices, black painted outer track with minute/seconds divisions 

Bracelet color: 18K yellow gold
Bracelet Material: 18K yellow gold
Clasp: Folding
Clasp material: 18K white gold

Hours, minutes, date apetrure at 3 o'clock, 40-hour power reserve

Octagonal shape three-body strongbox case polished and brushed
18K yellow gold bezel screwed down by 8 hegagonal white gold nuts   
18K yellow gold and luminescent coating applied Royal Oak baton-shaped hours/minutes hands, black painted stick-shaped center sweep seconds hand, 18K yellow gold and luminous coating baton-shaped hour markers
18K yellow gold pull/push crown
18K yellow solid case back secured with eight white gold screws 
18K yellow gold downturned integral lugs
18K yellow gold integral bracelet in immaculate condition
The caliber Audemars Piguet 2225 is a mechanical bi-directional self-winding movement that is rhodium-plated, with fausses côtes embellishment, and constructed with 40 jewels. It has a an annular balance, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance with variable inertia block that is adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism, and 5 positions, a self-compensating flat balance-spring, a rotor mounted on ceramic ball bearings with oscillating weight segmentin 24K gold, and the bevels on the bridge are diamond graved, and a stop balance when setting the time (stops seconds hand). 
This mechanism oscillate at a frequency of 28,800 vhp (4 Hz).
This example is engraved as n. 11**.
Dial, case and movement are all signed.
Audemars Piguet introduced this Royal Oak model 14700 in the 1990's as a scale-down version of the original Royal Oak Ref. 5402.
Note: The gasket shows minor signs of wear due to use and age, but is fully water-resistant and waterproof, could be replaced for esthetic purposes if desired.   
Incomplete (no box, no papers)