Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 26265FO.OO.D002CR.01
    Movement No: 720’537
    Case No: G58412, No. 037
    Model Name: Royal Oak Concept Carbon CCW1
    Material: Forged carbon, black ceramic and titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2895, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by instruction manual, key, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Further delivered with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the present timepiece’s subsequent registered date was on 28th November 2008.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In celebration of the Royal Oak’s 30th anniversary, Audemars Piguet launched their highly coveted Royal Oak Concept Carbon CCW1 in 2002, captivating collectors with its revolutionary design combined with modern engineering. As one of the pioneers to build watches with forged carbon, it is no surprise that the incredibly light material was chosen to frame this commemorative timepiece.

    Prominently structured in a muscular, faceted form, the Royal Oak Concept Carbon CCW1 shows off a remarkable design with a multi-layered construct, which enables the wearer to admire the mechanical marvel through its dial. The charismatic dial features three key elements through its skeletonised construct: a 30-minute chronograph with a linear display, a dynamograph indication at 12 o’clock that signifies the quality of the torque in the mainspring, and finally, a function selector at 6 o’clock— R for remontoir (winding), N for neuter (neutral) and lastly, H for heures (hours). Powered by the cal. 2985, the sapphire window also exposes a tourbillon chronograph movement that offers an astounding power reserve of 237 hours, comprised of 388 components.

    Audemars Piguet opted for maximum comfort while preserving its staggering presence by encasing the watch in forged carbon, topped with a ceramic bezel and a titanium caseback. Offered in excellent overall condition, the present opportunity to secure one of the rarest and most exclusive iterations of the Royal Oak family should not be dismissed.

  • 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. 26265FO.OO.D002CR.01
An impressive and rare forged carbon skeletonized tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with center seconds, 237-Hour power reserve, dynamographe, crown position indication, black ceramic bezel and presentation box

44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$900,000 - 1,500,000 

Sold for HK$945,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)