Audemars Piguet | Royal Oak Concept, Reference 25980AI.OO.D003SU.01, A limited edition alacrite semi-skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch with dynamographe and power reserve indication, Circa 2005 | 愛彼 | 皇家橡樹概念系列 型號25980AI.OO.D003SU.01 限量版 alacrite 合金半鏤空陀飛輪腕錶，備扭矩力及動力儲備顯示，約2005年製
1,200,000 to - 1,600,000 HKD
1,200,000 to - 1,600,000 HKD
Royal Oak Concept, Reference 25980AI.OO.D003SU.01
A limited edition alacrite semi-skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch with dynamographe and power reserve indication, Circa 2005
限量版 alacrite 合金半鏤空陀飛輪腕錶，備扭矩力及動力儲備顯示，約2005年製
Calibre: cal. 2896 mechanical, 36 jewels
Case: alacrite, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws
Case number: E88214
Closure: black Audemars Piguet alligator strap and stainless steel folding clasp
Size: 44 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Audemars Piguet presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch in excellent overall condition with minor signs of wear to the bezel at 9 o'clock, hardly visible with the naked eyes.
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."
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept (CW1) was released in 2002 for the 30th anniversary of the legendary Royal Oak model – an exploration on what the brand believed the Royal Oak could look like in the future.
The Royal Oak Concept Watch’s case is made from Alacrite 602, an innovative and resilient alloy consisting of cobalt, chrome, tungsten and traces of carbon, silicon and iron, with purposes in the aerospace industry and medical applications. To date, it appears that Alacrite was only used for this model, never again used for any other watch from any other brand.