A very fine and rare forged carbon and ceramic limited edition tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with unusual automatic winding

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 26550AU
    Movement No: 732'961
    Case No: H19202
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
    Material: Forged carbon and ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, 2897, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Audemars Piguet rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm. bezel width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Warranty dated 14 October 2014, instruction manual, sales tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since 1972, the Royal Oak has gone through many transformations and has evolved into one of the most important sports watches available in the market today. In 1993 the Royal Oak Offshore was introduced by Audemars Piguet. The present watch is one of the newest and hottest Royal Oaks available and is fitted with an automatic 2897 movement. The self-winding rotor can be viewed in a very unique way. The outer minute scale is formed from sapphire crystal, which allows the viewer to see the rotor rotating beautifully around the dial. The case is constructed from forged carbon and the bezel with black ceramic, giving the watch a very contemporary yet sophisticated look.

  • 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. 26550AU
A very fine and rare forged carbon and ceramic limited edition tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with unusual automatic winding

愛彼,非常精細及罕有,鍛碳鋼及陶瓷自動上弦腕錶,配陀飛輪、計時功能及獨特自動上弦機械裝置,“Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph”,型號26550AU,限量生產,約2014年製

Circa 2014
44 mm. bezel width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$480,000 - 640,000 

sold for HK$925,000

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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