A fine and rare limited edition stainless steel triple calendar wristwatch with small seconds, bracelet, numbered 85 of a limited edition of 98 pieces, made to commemorate the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 25887ST.O.1010ST.01
    Movement No: 450’797
    Case No: D97938, No. 85/98
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2127, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Audemars Piguet Extrait de Registre confirming its register date on 23rd January 1998 and limited edition of 98 examples to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games in Japan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Royal Oak can be described as the iron pillar of the manufacturer with an incredibly successful reception since launching its first model in 1972. Designed by Gerald Genta, it was the first of its kind and was the most expensive luxury timepiece in stainless steel. In 1993, Audemars Piguet introduced a modern iteration of the Royal Oak and featured a chronograph, pumped up case dimensions and was named the Royal Oak Offshore.

    In 1998, Audemars Piguet launched a limited edition ref. 25887ST.O.1010ST.01 to commemorate the Winter Olympics of 1998 which was held in Nagano, Japan. Featuring a triple calendar complication and fitted with an electrifying blue dial and only 98 examples produced, the reference is most certainly rare. The present example is numbered 85/98 and presented in excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 25887ST.O.1010ST.01
A fine and rare limited edition stainless steel triple calendar wristwatch with small seconds, bracelet, numbered 85 of a limited edition of 98 pieces, made to commemorate the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan

愛彼,「Royal Oak Offshore」型號25887ST.O.1010ST.01,精細罕有,限量版精鋼全曆小三針腕錶,為慶祝1998年日本名古屋冬季奧運,限量發行98枚,編號85號,約1998年製

Circa 1998
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 150,000 
€9,200-17,200
$10,300-19,200

sold for HK$187,500

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