View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2017. Royal Oak Offshore “Tour Auto 2012″, Reference 26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, Made for the Tour Auto Optic 1000 race, Circa 2012 | 皇家橡樹離岸型系列 “Tour Auto 2012″ 型號26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 |  限量版精鋼計時腕錶,備日期顯示,為 Optic 1000 賽事而製,約2012年製.
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Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Offshore “Tour Auto 2012″, Reference 26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, Made for the Tour Auto Optic 1000 race, Circa 2012 | 皇家橡樹離岸型系列 “Tour Auto 2012″ 型號26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | 限量版精鋼計時腕錶,備日期顯示,為 Optic 1000 賽事而製,約2012年製

Estimate:

120,000 - 200,000 HKD

Property of the Original Owner

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Offshore “Tour Auto 2012″, Reference 26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, Made for the Tour Auto Optic 1000 race, Circa 2012 | 皇家橡樹離岸型系列 “Tour Auto 2012″ 型號26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | 限量版精鋼計時腕錶,備日期顯示,為 Optic 1000 賽事而製,約2012年製

Royal Oak Offshore “Tour Auto 2012″, Reference 26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, Made for the Tour Auto Optic 1000 race, Circa 2012 | 皇家橡樹離岸型系列 “Tour Auto 2012″ 型號26208ST.OO.D305CR.01 | 限量版精鋼計時腕錶,備日期顯示,為 Optic 1000 賽事而製,約2012年製

Estimate:

120,000 - 200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

252,000

HKD

Property of the Original Owner


Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Offshore “Tour Auto 2012″, Reference 26208ST.OO.D305CR.01

A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, Made for the Tour Auto Optic 1000 race, Circa 2012

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皇家橡樹離岸型系列 “Tour Auto 2012″ 型號26208ST.OO.D305CR.01

限量版精鋼計時腕錶,備日期顯示,為 Optic 1000 賽事而製,約2012年製


Dial: white

Calibre: cal. 3126/3840 automatic, 59 jewels

Movement number: 823'490

Case: stainless steel, case back secured by 8 screws

Case number: H53598, limited edition 39/150

Closure: blue Audemars Piguet alligator strap and stainless steel folding clasp

Size: 42 mm diameter  

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Warranty, additional blue rubber strap, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、備用藍色膠帶、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch still partially retains with its original factory sticker. The bezel with extremely minor signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is almost like new.


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 Tour Auto Optic 1000 was a long distance car rally race deeply tied to automotive history. Held in 2012, only cars which took part in the 1951 to 1973 editions of the race were allowed to compete. It was an exclusive and classic car rally featuring 5 days of competition driving from Paris to the south of France. As official timekeeper to the event, Audemars Piguet created a limited execution of their iconic Royal Oak Offshore wristwatch. 


Fitted with the traditional Offshore case in stainless steel, the watch featured the perfect complication for the race: the chronograph. Used in conjunction with the tachymeter, the speed of cars can be calculated. The watch is made special by the blue numerals on the tachymeter and hour markers, together with red accents on the hands and graduations, with the caseback of the watch engraved with the Tour Auto logo. Created in an extremely limited run of 150 pieces, the watch is in close to new condition.