Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 142
Audemars Piguet A limited edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix reference 26290 in carbon, titanium and ceramic with date and warranty
Estimate € 18,000 – 35,000
The item will be sold under “Temporary Importation” and import VAT will be charged on the hammer price, ONLY if it is delivered within the EU. See the GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS of the sale.
Model: Grand Prix Limited Edition
Reference N°: 26290IO
Year: CIRCA 2010
Case N°: H00107-724
Movement N°: 788724
Bracelet: Leather strap
Accessories: full set
Since its introduction in 1972, the Royal Oak has seen a succession of numerous re-editions which, in some ways, have also distorted its simple and linear design with which it was conceived by Gerald Genta. The resignation has in fact been changed and its thickness has likewise undergone enormous variations going to meet the tastes of the customers who invoked aloud a more massive specimen. Audemars Piguet has always been in the forefront when it comes to using materials that are rarely used by other watchmaking companies and started using these type of materials long before any other with the introduction of Tantalum and Rose Gold watches around the ’80s. In modern days, Audemars Piguet continues to experiment and has created models in ceramic and forged carbon. One of the results is this Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Limited Edition ref. 26290 equipped with the caliber 3126/3840, composed of 365 parts and a power reserve of 60 hours. This watch comes with a case made out of forged carbon fibers and a bezel made of carbon and black ceramic with eight titanium hex-head screws fastening the bezel to the case as well as the case back. The Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix is the translation of a competition machine on the human place: the sub-dials evoke dashboard instruments, the crown a gear, and the bezel a ventilated brake disc. From all the angles, it provides the same clear-cut impression of dynamic and aggressive shapes that are undeniably reminiscent of competition car design. This Forged Carbon beauty is definitely one that will make a statement anywhere you wear it. Sold with the Original Audemars Piguet Warranty confirming the sale in 2011 and the booklet of the watch.