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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 26284RO
    Movement No: 710’018
    Case No: G59485-0206
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore, Rubens Barrichello III
    Material: 18K pink gold and ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2326/2840, 14 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Audemars Piguet 18K pink gold clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Certificate dated May 18, 2009, leather fitted presentation box, instruction manual and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Limited edition of 257 examples only, this watch is a commemorative endeavor to honor the now retired Brazilian Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello who scored 11 Grand Prix victories in his career trajectory. Intriguingly, Rubens Barrichello was born the same year as the Royal Oak — making this timepiece even more attractive for connoisseurs who are passionate about everything that has to do with Royal Oak and Formula One Racing.

    This watch is by all means one of the most appealing timepieces ever manufactured by Audemars Piguet in honor of a Formula One driver. Fitted with a flashy red partially openworked dial with the “Méga Tapisserie Racing” pattern, the present watch is as exciting as a Formula One competition. Housed in a beautifully crafted 42-mm 18K pink gold case, the timepiece contains an automatic caliber 2326/2840 with an impressive power reserve. Completed with box and papers, the watch is a surely a trophy to acquire.

  • 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. 26284RO
An attractive pink gold and ceramic chronograph wristwatch with date, presentation box and certificate

Circa 2009
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$235,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$412,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019