Audemars Piguet. A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch, Ref.25770ST, #1591 E54901, With box, certificate and extra strap

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Audemars Piguet | Royal Oak Offshore Ref.25770ST, A Rare and Early Series Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Circa 1997

Sold for HK$ 121,125 (US$ 15,623) inc. premium
Audemars Piguet | Royal Oak Offshore Ref.25770ST, A Rare and Early Series Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Circa 1997
Model/Reference: Royal Oak Offshore/ 25770ST
Movement No: 511956
Case No: E54901 1591
Year: Circa 1997
Calibre: 2226/2840, automatic
Dial: Blue honeycomb, signed
Case: 42mm, stainless steel, case back secured with screws, signed
Strap: Kevlar Nylon strap, stainless steel buckle, signed
Accompaniments: Audemars Piguet presentation box, certificate and an additional endangered species strap

Footnotes

  • 愛彼,「Royal Oak Offshore」25770ST型號,罕有早期精鋼自動上弦計時腕錶,配日期顯示,年份約1997。附原廠錶盒、證書及備用錶帶。

    Gerald Genta's original design for Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak was the definitive source of inspiration for the Royal Oak Offshore. Back in the 1990s, this dramatic case size increase to 42mm was considered massive, hence the nickname "The Beast".
    The present lot Ref.25770ST was launched in 1997, and it is the first Offshore model fitted with a strap. This watch is paired with the distinctive Kevlar Nylon strap and making this discontinued model identifiable from afar. The rich metallic blue tapisserie dial and the 42mm case size is the iconic symbol for a luxury sports watch.
    In recent years, a veritable blue dial wave has swept across the watch industry and popularity continues to grow. The stainless steel and blue dial combination will continue to dominate the watch market, as it is both sophisticated and contemporary. Not only is the present example a discontinued model, it also embodies all the "It Factors". This highly sought-after timepiece is in excellent condition and comes complete with presentation box and certificate.

    Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits may be required for export of the endangered species strap due to cities regulation. We reserve the right to remove the endangered species strap prior to shipping.
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Audemars Piguet. A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch, Ref.25770ST, #1591 E54901, With box, certificate and extra strap
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