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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 26268SN.OO.D003CU.01
    Movement No: 720’649
    Case No: G57548, 08/35
    Model Name: Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip Tourbillon
    Material: Black PVD-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2889, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Black PVD-coated stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Audemars Piguet associated instruction manual, box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Royal Oak is one of today’s most sought-after luxury sports timepieces by collectors. Since its introduction, the model has evolved into numerous configurations in colour and design, as well as limited rare examples that highlights its collectability. The present example is one of such, a rare tourbillon chronograph variant of the Royal Oak named the Las Vegas Strip. Similar to its sibling the Royal Oak Offshore “Las Vegas Strip, the present example sports devil look in black PVD coated stainless steel featuring fiery red accents with an elevated touch. Limited to only 35 pieces as a homage to the iconic destination. The tourbillon in red anchors at 6 o’clock with elongated Arabic numerals fanned out like a roulette wheel. Numbered with the lucky number 8, the present example is preserved in excellent overall condition with incredible masculine appeal. Rare to come by, the Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip tourbillon chronograph is definitely the perfect companion for the high roller at a game of poker.

  • 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. 26268SN.OO.D003CU.01
A rare and attractive limited edition black PVD-coated stainless steel tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with Arabic numerals and box, numbered 8 of a limited edition of 35 pieces

Circa 2005
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$620,000 - 1,245,000 

Sold for HK$831,600

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021