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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 26320ST.OO.1220ST.03
    Case No: I73732, No. 6084
    Model Name: Royal Oak Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2385, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Europe Watch Co. LTD Hong Kong dated 14th May 2016, instruction manual, product literature, hangtag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Without much of an introduction needed, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has become one of the most iconic, important and sought-after timepieces in recent times. With an ever-growing cult-like following, the Royal Oak family has offered a wide array of important timepieces throughout its entire lineage, one of which is the Royal Oak chronograph. Making its debut in 1998, early examples featured a 39mm diameter case via the ref. 25860ST.

    In 2016, Audemars Piguet released the ref. 26320ST retaining its signature traits such as the grand tapisserie dial, three register chronograph layout with an enhanced 41mm diameter case. While various dial colors were released, the blue edition was exclusive only to Audemars Piguet boutiques around the world. Executed to perfection, the reference is with no doubt admired by many collectors as the “go to” sports chronograph wristwatch by the firm.

    Now discontinued, the present example Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 26320ST.OO.1220ST.03 is part of the early production to bear screw down pushers and a mono-coloured dial, later generation is fitted with pump pushers and a two-tone dial. Offered in brand new condition with no signs of wear with all its factory protective stickers intact and accompanied by its full set of accessories, this boutique exclusive reference will surely garner interest from lovers and collectors of the Royal Oak to acquire an iconic example of the coveted model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, which is just around the corner.

  • 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. 26320ST.OO.1220ST.03
An attractive and new-old-stock stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, integrated bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2016
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 
€16,300-27,100
$19,200-32,100

Sold for HK$403,200

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