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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 265601O.OO.D002CA.01.A
    Movement No: 816’466
    Case No: H95’268, No. 0087
    Model Name: Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2913, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Westime dated 9th December 2013, instruction manual, key, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While most are familiar with the mark that the Royal Oak has embedded in the horological community with its debut dating back to the early 1970s, the Royal Oak line certainly offers more than it did before today. With the launch of the Offshore line in 1993 being a major success, the firm introduced another line which would differentiate itself from the others, the Royal Oak Concept. With an emphasis in merging traditional watchmaking principles with technological innovations including the utilization of new materials, the Concept Watch 1 was released in 2002 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak, being a world premier for a wristwatch encased in the highly rare alloy Alacrite 602. Today the CW1 is still the only wristwatch ever produced in the respective material.

    Built to demonstrate the firm’s master craftsmanship and technical prowess, the Royal Oak Concept line has flourished over the years being the backbone of the experimentation of new concepts for the main Royal Oak line. In 2011, Audemars Piguet released their first Concept Tourbillon GMT via the ref. 265601O.OO.D002CA.01.A. Retaining its iconic octagonal-shaped bezel with naked screws, the black bezel is composed of the scratch resistant material ceramic. Encased in a 44mm diameter titanium case with sandblasted finish and a brushed caseband, the contrast between the two textures are simply stunning with refined lines.

    Powering the monumental timepiece is the impressive manual cal. 2913 displayed through a skeletonized dial and a sapphire display caseback. Secured upon black titanium bridges, the dial features a tourbillon escapement at the 9 o’clock position, its second time zone at 3 o’clock and a crown position indicator at 6 o’clock. A pusher is located at 4 o’clock for the easy and practical adjust of the hours of the second time zone. The movement is composed of a total of 291 parts with 85 components just for the tourbillon.

    The present example from circa 2013 is presented in excellent overall condition with very minimal signs of use and wear. Offered with its full set of accessories, the present Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon GMT will be a gem of an addition to any collection in the world.

  • 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. 265601O.OO.D002CA.01.A
A very fine, rare and oversized titanium tourbillon dual-time skeletonized wristwatch with black ceramic bezel, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2013
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$700,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$1,008,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021