A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, "tropical" dial, bracelet, warranty and box

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 25721ST/O/1000ST/01
    Movement No: 511’714
    Case No: E 54415, No. 2555
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore, "The Beast"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2226/2840, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty dated 13th July 2008 stamped Joalharia Torres Lisboa, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced as a modern iteration of the much loved and famed Royal Oak initially making its debut in 1972, Audemars Piguet launched another yet successful model based on the original featuring a chronograph function and a pumped up case, the Royal Oak Offshore. Introduced in stainless steel fitted with a blue dial in 1993, the Offshore was widely accepted amongst collectors and the public. The first to be introduced was the 25721ST, nicknamed “The Beast” due to its oversized 42mm diameter case, the Offshore can be seen as a revolution making way for larger wristwatches to be accepted and now considered as the norm.

    Incorporating a chronograph function along with silicon-capped pushers and crown, an integrated bracelet with thick rounded links, and a naked gasket in between the bezel and the case, the Royal Oak Offshore is powered by a Jaeger-LeCoultre based cal. 2226/2840 secured inside an anti-magnetic inner case. The dial resembles much of its thinner counterpart, the Royal Oak, with a guilloche tappiserie pattern. With extreme commercial success, the Royal Oak Offshore has over 100 different variations since its initial debut in 1993. With an incredible presence on the wrist, the Royal Oak Offshore has become an icon of its own having established a status of being spotted from a mile away.

    The present Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721ST is a rare gem itself as it features a beautiful tropical brown dial that has developed naturally over the years in uniformed fashion. The present example from the E series belongs to the second series of the reference produced. Accompanied by the original guarantee and presentation box, the present example is also preserved in attractive overall condition and is a perfect opportunity for devoted collectors of the Royal Oak to acquire a rare milestone piece.

  • 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. 25721ST/O/1000ST/01
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, "tropical" dial, bracelet, warranty and box

愛彼,「Royal Oak Offshore, The Beast」型號25721ST/O/1000ST/01,精細罕有,精鋼自動計時鏈帶腕錶,備「Tropical」棕色錶盤、日期顯示,約2008年製。附錶盒、原裝證書

Circa 2008
42mm diameter
Case, dial and movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$95,000 - 150,000 
€10,900-17,200
$12,200-19,200

sold for HK$200,000

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

WatchesHK@phillips.com

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020