Audemars Piguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 25721TI.OO.1000TI.01
    Movement No: 488’147
    Case No: E39878, 557
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore “The Beast”
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2226/2840, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives, Audemars Piguet service invoice dated 2nd November 2021 and service slip case.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - In a truly remarkable and unprecedented move, Audemars Piguet unveiled the Royal Oak Offshore reference 25721 at the 1993 Basel Fair, presenting a bold and reinvented extension of their iconic Royal Oak collection.

    - Designed by Emmanuel Gueit, this timepiece made a strong statement with its striking dimensions, boasting an impressive 42mm diameter and earning the fitting nickname "The Beast". This groundbreaking release further marked the advent of the oversized trend in luxury sports watches.

    - Featuring an ash grey tapissérie dial, over the years, this timepiece has acquired an additional layer of character, as the dial showcases a unique and exquisite patina on its registers. Originally finished in brushed blue, all three registers have developed a captivating and even tropical hue.

    - Despite its lightweight titanium construction, the present watch possesses a commanding presence on the wrist due to its masculine case design. While the majority of the production was in stainless steel, the titanium variant is rarer and offers enhanced durability.

  • 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. 25721TI.OO.1000TI.01
A highly rare, fine and attractive titanium chronograph wristwatch with date, “tropical” registers and bracelet

Circa 2000
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$95,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$152,400

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

19 - 26 March 2024