Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

75 Audemars Piguet Massive and Gorgeous, Royal Oak Offshore, Automatic Wristwatch in Stainless Steel, With Blue Tapisserie Dial, Reference 25721ST, Box, Warranty, Booklet and Invoice

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 32,500

Model: Royal Oak Offshore
Reference: 25721ST
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1994
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2226/2840
Case N°: N° 109, D23852
Movement N°: 369431
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Booklet and Invoice

Introduced as a modern iteration of the much loved and famed Royal Oak in celebration of its 20th anniversary (that initially made its debut in 1972) Audemars Piguet launched another yet successful model based on the original featuring a chronograph function and a pumped up the case, the Royal Oak Offshore. It debuted in 1993 and the present example is one of the early references 25721ST.OO.1000ST.01. Nicknamed “The Beast” for its hefty steel on steel design and large 42 mm case size. It can be seen as a revolution making way for larger wristwatches to be accepted and now considered as the norm. Incorporating a chronograph function along with silicon-capped pushers and crown, an integrated bracelet with thick rounded links, and a naked gasket in between the bezel and the case, this Royal Oak Offshore is very nicely preserved with a dial that resembles much of its thinner counterpart, the Royal Oak, with a guilloché tapisserie pattern of an electric blue color. The present Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721ST is a rare gem itself from the D-series, further accompanied by its box, warranty, booklet and invoice.