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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 26041TI.GG.1110TI.01
    Movement No: 574'627
    Case No: F40420
    Model Name: Royal Oak Chronograph
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, 2385, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Audemars Piguet bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. bezel width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated 8 February 2005, bracelet made from spare links, cufflinks, keychain, penknife, instruction manual, product literature, paperweight, leather carry bag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'In collaboration with Audemars Piguet, the present watch is numbered 1 and can be considered the first watch with a sandblasted case in Audemars Piguet's history. I love the look so much that I even created a bracelet out of spare links. If we consider what contemporary watchmakers or customizers are doing today, AP was light years ahead with a matte finish that makes this watch an absolute beauty.'

  • 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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43 Watches & Encounters The Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches

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Ref. 26041TI.GG.1110TI.01
Laurent Picciotto Collection: A fine and rare sandblasted titanium special edition chronograph bracelet watch with date, cufflinks, keychain, penknife, paperweight, leather travel bag and bracelet made from spare links, made exclusively for the Paris boutique, limited to 50 pieces

Circa 2005
39 mm. bezel width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 
€14,400-21,700
$15,000-23,000

Sold for HK$300,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017