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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 26331IP.OO.1220IP.01
    Case No: K10604
    Model Name: Royal Oak Chronograph
    Material: Titanium and platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2385, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium and platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet folding clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet international warranty , instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the true icons of modern haute horlogerie, the Royal Oak Chronograph was a game-changer since its launch in 1997. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, Audemars Piguet launched the reference 26331 paying tribute to the model’s 20th anniversary. One of the rarest variant amongst this reference is the present titanium and platinum ref. 26331IP produced in a limited edition of 500 pieces only. The design of the new model also upgraded with a reduced size of the small seconds at 6 o’clock, maximizing the canvas for the hour and minute chrono registers. With enhanced legibility in mind, the dial also has wider luminous indexes for optimum readability throughout the day. Encased in a generous 41mm diameter titanium case with the iconic platinum octagon bezel, the powerful aesthetics of the slate grey grand tapisserie dial is paired with an absolutely stunning match of deep blue registers and outer track, and finessed with a finishing touch of the matching slate grey date wheel. Powering this robust chronograph is the calibre 2385 based on the legendary Frederic Piguet calibre 1185, providing up to 40 hours of activities.

    Well-preserved in excellent overall condition, the present example is fresh-to-the-market and offered by its original owner, furthermore it is accompanied by its warranty and accessories. With a surging demand for Royal Oak chronograph timepieces, this is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire this highly sought-after and attractive limited edition example with an impressive presence on the 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 26331IP.OO.1220IP.01
A fine, rare and attractive limited edition titanium and platinum chronograph wristwatch with date, integrated bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made in a limited edition of 500 pieces to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak Chronograph

Circa 2017
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$300,000 - 600,000 
€32,900-65,800
$38,500-76,900

Sold for HK$819,000

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong
Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2013
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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
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