Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1993
    Reference No: 25721ST.O.1OOOST.01
    Movement No: 480’329
    Case No: E15670, No. 1607
    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 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with undated Audemars Piguet warranty, instruction manual, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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 rich blue dial that has developed light signs of tropical speckles naturally over the years. 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.

  • 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. 25721ST.O.1OOOST.01
An early and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, tachymeter scale, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 1993
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,100-23,400
$15,400-25,600

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Thomas Perazzi
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+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022