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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 26176FO.OO.D101CR.02
    Movement No: 781’010
    Case No: G90561, No 1121
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore, "Bumblebee"
    Material: Forged Carbon
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3126/3840, 59 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Hornback alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Halewinner LTD Hong Kong, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A visual dynamite packed with technological innovation and performance, the Royal Oak Offshore Bumblebee strikes the market in 2009. Proprietary to be the first Swiss manufacture to innovate a carbon fiber material in watchmaking, Audemars Piguet with the Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Team ref. 26062F released in 2007. Suited up in a 42mm black and yellow appearance, the timepiece is fitted with a ceramic bezel and made in forged carbon fiber known to be used in F1 racecars for the ability to absorb shock, lightness and strength. Early examples of the Bumblebee had non-luminous markers, later examples with CR02 engraved on the caseback are fitted with luminous markers. Paired with a Hornback alligator strap with yellow stitching, the timepiece is complete with its piercing good looks.

    The present example is offered by its original owner and is delightfully preserved in an attractive overall condition with its full accessories. With a perfect balance of strength and weight, the present Bumblebee is without a doubt a stunning statement timepiece that ticks all the boxes with the perfect ratio of collectability, wearability and 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 26176FO.OO.D101CR.02
A rare and attractive forged carbon chronograph wristwatch with black ceramic bezel, date, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2009
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€13,300-22,200
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$239,400

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