Audemars Piguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 25863TI
    Case No: F11’353
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore T3
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2226/2840, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 48.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by 3 Terminator DVDs, Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - In 2003, Audemars Piguet collaborated with famed actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to design a watch commemorating his reprisal of the Terminator role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. This fusion resulted in the bold and rugged Royal Oak Offshore T3, a daring iteration of Audemars Piguet’s iconic sports watch.

    - With its imposing 48.5mm titanium case, the T3 embodied the muscular physique and masculine energy of Schwarzenegger's iconic cyborg character. The gunmetal anodized aluminum bezel inserts and hardy Kevlar strap reinforced the watch’s tough, utilitarian durability. Yet Audemars Piguet’s signature artistry still shone through details like the Petite Tapisserie guilloché dial.

    - Limited to 1,000 pieces, the T3 proved an instant hit, propelling the success of Audemars Piguet’s Offshore line. The Schwarzenegger collaboration also cemented the manufacturer’s prestige in popular culture, attracting new audiences to the brand.

    - Now offered in an attractive overall condition, this example embodies the T3’s fusion of form and function—as bold and memorable as the movie legend who inspired it. More than two decades after its release, this watch still encapsulates an important milestone in Audemars Piguet’s heritage.

  • 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. 25863TI
A rare and oversized limited edition titanium chronograph wristwatch with date, one of a limited edition of 1,000 pieces made in collaboration with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the film Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines

Circa 2004
48.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 220,000 

Sold for HK$254,000

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024