AUDEMARS PIGUET | ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX, REFERENCE 26290IO.OO.A001VE.01, A LIMITED EDITION CERAMIC, FORGED CARBON AND TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 2010
ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX, REFERENCE 26290IO.OO.A001VE.01
A LIMITED EDITION CERAMIC, FORGED CARBON AND TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
Dial: red and black
Calibre: cal. 3126/3840 automatic, 59 jewels
Movement number: 772'355
Case: ceramic, forged carbon and titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws
Case number: G89076, limited edition 0553/1750
Closure: black Audemars Piguet calf strap and titanium buckle
Size: 44 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Audemars Piguet Warranty and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only extremely minor signs of wear towards the edges of bezel and band. The buckle with very minor signs of wear, visible with the naked eye.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
The present Royal Oak Offshore was inspired by Grand Prix races and produced in a limited edition of 650 pieces in pink gold and 1750 pieces in forged carbon. Audemars Piguet applied forged carbon as the main material of the case. The watch is further set with black ceramic bezel and titanium case back, making it one of the most recognized references of the collection.