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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 25970ST.OO.1010ST.01
    Movement No: 451’470
    Case No: D92358, No.080
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore Dual Time Hong Kong Edition
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2229/2845, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Further delivered with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece on 19th November 1997.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25970ST is the celebratory edition to commemorate the Hong Kong hangover to the People Republic of China during July 1st, 1997. A day significant to many, the brand pays homage to this milestone with their most iconic luxury sports watch of all time. Featuring a comfortable 38mm diameter case and a desirable salmon tappiserie dial with the modern convenience of a dual-time function, the reference was produced in a limited edition of only 100 pieces. Numbered 80 engraved on the Royal Oak Offshore caseback, one will also find a rare sight of a Chinese engraving of the brand name as well as the sale date of this very example. More than 24 years since its launch, the present rare example is highly collectible and remains in an amazing pristine condition and has barely seen any wrist.

  • 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. 25970ST.OO.1010ST.01
A fine and very rare limited edition stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with salmon dial, date, power reserve indication, bracelet and presentation box, numbered 80 of a limited edition of 100 pieces, made to commemorate Hong Kong’s handover to China in 1997

1997
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€22,200-44,400
$25,600-51,300

Sold for HK$945,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021