Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

232 Audemars Piguet A special and very rare Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 'End of Days' edition reference 25770ST with certificate of origin

Estimate: € 23,000 –⁠ 40,000

Lot Description

Model: Royal Oak Offshore End Of Day
Material: PVD
Reference N°: 25770SN
Year: 1999
Case N°: E21777
Caliber: 2226/2840
Movement N°: 482242
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 44 mm
Accessories: papers

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. Accompanied by the Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin confirming the material of the present watch in black PVD and its subsequent sale in 1999.