A fine and attractive titanium chronograph wristwatch with grey dial, date, bracelet and warranty

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2003
    Reference No: 25721T1.00
    Movement No: 482’455
    Case No: E15989, No. 476
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore, "The Beast"
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2226, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty dated 2nd March 2003 stamped The Hours Glass Limited.

  • Catalogue Essay

    There are certain models that define a watch brand, informing its design philosophy and staying forever iconic in the minds of collectors. For Audemars Piguet, that model is indisputably the Royal Oak — in all its variations including the Royal Oak Offshore collection. Crafted from best-in-class titanium material, the watch is light yet still very durable. The case features the signature octagonal bezel made of titanium material and adorned with 8 screws on the vertices of the octagonal case.

    Introduced in 1998, the titanium "Beast" was released after the rare and heavy platinum edition made in extremely small quantities. Regarded as the lightest Royal Oak Offshore ever made, the aesthetics are no different to its stainless steel, gold and platinum counterparts. The model was introduced with two dial variations, a white dial with blue registers and outer minute track and an ashen grey dial and were both discontinued in 2003.

    Exuding a cool and icy charm, the present Royal Oak Offshore, fitted with an ashen grey patterned dial, confidently conveys a robust sense of boldness. The present watch is furthermore preserved in an overall excellent condition. A combination of great technical prowess, top-notch material and daring design, the present lot, completed with original warranty and box, is not simply a luxury sports wristwatch but also a grand attention-grabber.

  • Artist Bio

    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. 25721T1.00
A fine and attractive titanium chronograph wristwatch with grey dial, date, bracelet and warranty

Circa 2003
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,100-23,500
$15,400-25,600

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