Lot 19
  • 19

Audemars Piguet

50,000 - 70,000 CHF
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  • platinum
  • diameter 42 mm
• cal. 2326/2840 automatic lever movement, 54 jewels • blue dial, applied luminescent indexes, luminescent hands, skeletonised centre to reveal the movement with 'Mega Tapisserie Racing' motif, silver outer track calibrated for tachometer scale, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, cyclops aperture for date • ultra-resistant anti-shock technical ceramics for the bezel with similarities to the ventilation for a brake disc, the crown inspired by a gearing part and the pushers are reminiscent of the brake cooling ducts, case back secured by eight hexagonal screws • case, dial and movement signed • platinum Audemars Piguet folding buckle


The movement is running and the chronograph is operating at the time of cataloguing, however it may benefit from a service soon. Dial in good condition. The case with some scuffs from wear. Diameter of the case including the crown guards is 46 mm.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Rubens Barrichello, the Brazilian racing champion, has been competing in Formula One since 1993. He drove for Ferrari from 2000 to 2005 as Michael Schumacher's team mate. After Schumacher's retirement, Barrichello became the most experienced driver on the grid. The Brazilian has had a remarkable career, ranking in the top 5 of the world championships on 5 occasions.

This limited edition timepiece conveys the key qualities of the Royal Oak offshore collection, but also incorporates unique design elements from the world of motor racing. The bezel is adorned with eight screws reminiscent of the engine screws, the bezel joint is similar to the ventilated disc brake and the crown is evocative of the gear cog.