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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 15707CB and 0019
    Movement No: 893'495
    Case No: I 17506
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore
    Material: Ceramic and titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3120, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Audemars Piguet rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Audemars Piguet titanium pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificat de Garantie booklet dated July 18, 2014 and stamped by Audemars Piguet Iberia, instruction booklet, fitted wooden presentation book and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Once Audemars Piguet obtained universal acclaim for its Royal Oak sports watch model, it was the payoff of a daring bet - a luxury steel watch in the 1970s - that in fact took years to materialise. The company however did not sit on its laurels. Instead of passively (and safely) capitalising on the model, they used it as the base of an even more experimental evolution in the 1990s: the Offshore. More modern, larger, and more aggressive than its progenitor, the Offshore was also subject to extreme experimentation, both in terms of design and in terms of watchmaking as well (with some extremely complex prototype and concept models known).

    The present piece - number 19 of a 300 pieces limited edition and offered complete of all its accessories - fully represents how this creative vein did not express itself exclusively with extravagant colors or daring technical innovations, but even with a surprisingly pure, monochromatic full-white design enriched by few strategically placed dark details: hands, scales and numerals, on the dial; the titanium details and the black gasket - acting as a frame to the ensemble - on the case.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 15707CB and 0019
An unusual, very rare and attractive ceramic and titanium diver's two-crown automatic wristwatch with center seconds, date, revolving sixty-minute ring Guarantee and box, number 19 of a 300 pieces limited edition

2014
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 25,000 
€10,900-22,700
$13,100-27,200

Sold for CHF50,400

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021