An extremely fine and rare ceramic, carbon, titanium and pink gold flyback laptimer chronograph wristwatch, numbered 24 of a limited edition of 221 pieces

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 26221FT.OO.D002CA.01
    Movement No: 881'529
    Case No: I43429, lim. ed. no. 24
    Model Name: Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher
    Material: Titanium, forged carbon, ceramic and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, CAl. 2923, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber Audemars Piguet strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Warranty booklet stamped by retailer Seddiqi and dated October 22, 2015, numbered sale tag, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    A true “first” in the watch world, the laptimer complication is an evolution of the split second chronograph. When activating the pusher at 9 - while the chronograph is running - one hand flies back to zero and starts timing a new lap, the other instead stops its motion so that the time of the previous lap can be recorded. A second push will reset and start the stopped hand, and stop the running hand, thus effectively allow for infinite lap recording capabilities.

    Named after Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, the functionality of the watch is an important tool for racing as it allows the timekeeper to keep track of the time of two race cars at the same time.

    In order to achieve such a feat, the movement under the case of this watch is a true behemoth of horology, featuring 413 components, 3 column wheels and developed over a course of 5 years.

    The case is as superlative as the movement, realized with race-car inspired materials: the main body is forged carbon, the bezel and caseback titanium, the pushers’ ceramic - with the addition of pink gold for crown, and start and reset buttons. This watch is also offered in superlative condition and complete of its accessories.

  • Maker Bio

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.


    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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Ref. 26221FT.OO.D002CA.01
An extremely fine and rare ceramic, carbon, titanium and pink gold flyback laptimer chronograph wristwatch, numbered 24 of a limited edition of 221 pieces

愛彼,「Royal Oak Concept」型號26221FT.OO.D002CA.01,非常精細及罕有,限量版陶瓷碳纖維鈦合金和18K玫瑰金腕錶,配圈數計時功能,限量發行221枚,編號24號,約2015年製。附錶盒和原裝證書 作為腕錶界首創,Laptimer這項複雜功能是追針計時腕錶的演變。 當計時功能運行時啟動在9點的按鈕,其中一隻計時針會飛返回零並開始計時新一圈,另一隻計時針則停止運動,以便記錄前一圈的時間。

Circa 2015
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$780,000 - 1,560,000 
€87,900-176,000
$100,000-200,000

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Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019