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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 26271BC.ZZ.D002CR.01
    Movement No: 761’382
    Case No: G74414; No. 37 of 60
    Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition “Las Vegas Strip”
    Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3126/3840, 59 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold and diamond-set Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Garantie dated 15th August 2012, instruction manual and user guide, two packs of Audemars Piguet playing cards, custom Vegas-themed fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Even for someone who has never set foot there, the mere mention of the Las Vegas Strip immediately evokes a sense of glitz, of glittering neon lights, and illuminated fountains that so many associate with Las Vegas itself. In 2012, Audemars Piguet sought to capture that essence and transmute it into a watch – and thus, the Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition “Las Vegas Strip” was born.

    Part of a gendered pair of limited edition releases, the present reference 26271BC is one of only sixty pieces manufactured at the time. Set with 369 brilliant-cut diamonds on a substantial 18K white gold case, it exudes luxury and opulence unlike anything else. The diamonds are of immensely high quality, even in color and size and fit harmoniously throughout the case, which at 37mm, is actually of a size that is not too brash, but not too petite. The black crocodile strap with red contrast stitching plays off the colors in the dial, and the therban rubber coated chronograph pushers harken to the original Royal Oak Offshore, “The Beast”. The colors of the dial draw a clear line to the imagery of the Las Vegas Strip – a dark desert sky illuminated by twinkling stars and neon lights, or a black grand tapisserie dial with neon red accents and brilliant-cut diamond indexes.

    Consigned by the original owner and preserved in beautiful, unpolished condition, and with its full suite of Vegas-themed accessories – including a set of Audemars Piguet playing cards and a Vegas themed presentation box – this is an exceptionally rare opportunity to obtain an ultra-cool iteration of the Royal Oak Offshore.


  • 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. 26271BC.ZZ.D002CR.01
A spectacular and dazzling white gold and diamond-set limited edition chronograph wristwatch with date, accompanied by certificate and presentation box

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $69,300

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021