105 Audemars Piguet Very Rare and Massive, Royal Oak Offshore, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 26020ST, With Box, Warranty and Booklets

Estimate: €10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold €18,200

Model: Royal Oak Offshore
Reference: 26020ST
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2005
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2226
Case N°: N° 5961, F28712
Movement N°: 584300
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklets

Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak was the definitive source of inspiration for its Offshore Chronographs. Given its staggering proportions, in comparison to Gerald Genta’s original design, its nickname “The Beast” was coined at Baselworld in 1993. Representing the firm’s answer to every changing taste of the modern collector of fine timepieces, the Offshore features a much larger and thicker case and was first released as a chronograph wristwatch with date, navy blue dial and an integrated bracelet, with a pumped-up case dimensions measuring 42 mm in diameter. The present model is a Royal Oak Offshore reference 26020ST encased in stainless steel with the iconic octagonal bezel with 8 hexagonal screws, crown and buttons with rubber cap protected by the crown guard. The dial with grande tapisserie decoration has luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 30-minute and 12-hour registers, outer tachometer graduation, aperture for the date and luminous steel baton hands. Equipped with a leather strap, the present example is offered in notable overall condition with deep and clear engravings on the back and is complete with the warranty, booklets and presentation box.