View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2018. Royal Oak, Reference 26022BC | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and salmon dial, Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 皇家橡樹系列 型號26022BC |  白金計時腕錶,備日期顯示及鮭魚色錶盤,約2008年製.
2018

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Reference 26022BC | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and salmon dial, Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 皇家橡樹系列 型號26022BC | 白金計時腕錶,備日期顯示及鮭魚色錶盤,約2008年製

Estimate:

320,000 - 480,000 HKD

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Reference 26022BC | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and salmon dial, Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 皇家橡樹系列 型號26022BC | 白金計時腕錶,備日期顯示及鮭魚色錶盤,約2008年製

Royal Oak, Reference 26022BC | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and salmon dial, Circa 2008 | 愛彼 | 皇家橡樹系列 型號26022BC | 白金計時腕錶,備日期顯示及鮭魚色錶盤,約2008年製

Estimate:

320,000 - 480,000 HKD

Lot sold:

693,000

HKD

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, Reference 26022BC

A white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and salmon dial, Circa 2008

愛彼

皇家橡樹系列 型號26022BC

白金計時腕錶,備日期顯示及鮭魚色錶盤,約2008年製


Dial: salmon

Calibre: cal. 2385 automatic, 37 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, case back secured by 8 screws

Case number: 0588 and F 45313

Closure: brown Audemars Piguet alligator strap and 18k white gold folding clasp

Size: 39 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Garantie, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph and date function is working properly. The bezel with minor signs of wear particularly toward the edges and a tiny pinhead dings at 6 o'clock. The band with very light signs of wear and tiny pinhead dings to the bottom right lug on the corner. The case back is in very good overall condition with extremely minor signs of wear. The folding clasp with light surface wear to the buckle. Overall, the watch is very crisp and has been retained in very nice and appealing overall condition.


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 legendary Royal Oak was designed by Gérald Genta in 1972 to establish the market for high-end steel sports watches as a status symbol rather than a professional tool. While the Royal Oak has remained to be one of the most symbolic icon in the horology world, it was not only until the 1990s before Audemars Piguet decided to include the chronograph complication in their Royal Oak collection, it was the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993 and the Royal Oak “Jumbo” chronograph in 1997-1998.


Although it may be confusing, the present watch reference 26022BC is in fact the same reference as the 26300, but instead differentiating with a different reference as the 26022 is made of precious metal while 26300 is constructed in steel. Both references introduced in 2008 featured many similar characteristics, introducing with many new colour dials and as well as case, however when looked upon closely one would realized that the 26022 in semi-precious metal would feature an applied square numerals while 26300 in steel would feature an applied batton numeral. 


The present watch is one of the rarest iterations of the 26022 available in the market today. Highly popular for its salmon dial, screw down pusher and well-balanced case size, the watch is retained in excellent overall condition.