A fine and rare titanium, forged carbon and ceramic limited edition chronograph wristwatch with date

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 262901O
    Movement No: 781'832
    Case No: G89520-0997
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix
    Material: Titanium, forged carbon and ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, 3126/3840, 59 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Audemars Piguet leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm. bezel width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Warranty dated 27 May 2011, instruction manual, sales tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in 2010, the present watch was made in a very limited edition and incorporates forged carbon and ceramic with titanium. This present Grand Prix model features many racing inspired elements, such as the 30 minute register evoking the dashboard instruments and the bezel stimulating air ventilation. The present watch is numbered 997 of a limited edition of 1750 pieces only and complete with original 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. 262901O
A fine and rare titanium, forged carbon and ceramic limited edition chronograph wristwatch with date

愛彼,精細及罕有,鈦金屬、鍛碳鋼及陶瓷自動上弦腕錶,配計時功能及日曆顯示,“Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix”,型號262901O,限量生產,約2011年製

Circa 2011
44 mm. bezel width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 220,000 
€18,800-25,800
$20,000-28,000

sold for HK$200,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016