Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

251 Audemars Piguet Special and Very Rare Royal Oak Offshore “End of Days” Automatic Wristwatch in PVD Black Coating, Reference 25770 ST, With Box and Extract from the Archives.

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 24,700

Lot Description

Model: Royal Oak Offshore "End of Days"
Reference: 25770SN.OO.0001AR.01
Case Material: Stainless Steel with Black PVD-Coating
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1999
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2226/2840
Case N°: N°167/500, E-21700
Movement N°: 482151
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Extract from the Archives

Founded in 1875 by Jules Audemars and Edward-August Piguet, the Swiss manufacture known today as Audemars Piguet is part of the rare fine watchmaking companies still held by the families of their founding partners. Among some of their models, there are special editions created specifically to celebrate events, anniversaries or, as in the case of this lot, a film. The Ref. 25770ST is part of the very first, larger Royal Oak Offshore collection which was conceptualized and introduced in the 1990ies. It was launched in 1997 as a predecessor to the Royal Oak Offshore “End of Days” launched in the year 1999, this limited edition is the result of a collaboration between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Audemars Piguet and each of the 500 pieces represents a very rare piece of collection. The legendary “End of Days” a.k.a EOD is one of the first PVD watches ever made and fitted with a charcoal Kevlar aramid fiber strap to give the watch a more rugged feel and it is the first Royal Oak darkened by a PVD treatment. This piece has a water resistance to 100 meters/330 feet ad other functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph and tachymeter. To give color to the black dial with tapisserie structure the hands and Arabic numbers were made of a bright yellow with luminous material that shining in the dark.