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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 25770
    Case No: E26045
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore, “End of Days”
    Material: PVD-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Black Audemars Piguet buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with an additional Audemars Piguet fabric and leather strap

  • Catalogue Essay

    Like many timepieces, the Audemars Piguet “End of Days” Royal Oak Offshore is linked to a celebrated icon. The model is named after the 1999 blockbuster thriller “End of Days” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    In the movie, Schwarzenegger is shown wearing this model on his wrist. After the film hit the silver screen in 1999, the “End of Days” collection instantly became the most well-liked watch model. Although it was highly coveted by watch collectors around the world, there was a limited supply of 500. The watch was also the first Royal Oak Offshore to be darkened by a PVD treatment. Housed inside a daringly stylish case, the watch comprises a black guilloché dial with three subsidiary dials. The hands and indexes on the dial are luminescent and match in tone, further highlighting the dashing flair of the watch.

    The present “End of Days” is not only a timekeeping tool, but also a precious memorabilia in the history of Hollywood motion pictures.

  • 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. 25770
A fine and attractive stainless steel limited edition chronograph wristwatch with date, additional strap, numbered 494 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

44 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$94,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$193,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018