Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK ALINGHI POLARIS STEEL Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Polaris. Made in a limited edition of 2000 pieces in 2006. Very fine and unusual, large, tonneau-shaped, octagonal bezel, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button fly-back chronograph, "Regatta" function, registers, inner revolving navigation ring and a stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp.
Three-body, polished and brushed, case back with limited edition dedication and central conmpass rose secured by 8 screws, polished and brushed octagonal bezel secured with 8 hexagonal bolts, buttons and screw-down crown with rubber cap, screw-down crown at 10 position to rotate the inner navigation ring, sapphire crystal. Black, inner clous de Paris decoration, luminous radial Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 6-hour and 20- minute (with red Alinghi logo) registers, inner red central progressive 10 minute count-down scale, outer minute/seconds track, outermost bi-directional revolving navigation ring, aperture for the black/red "Regatta" countdown function. Luminous white gold baton hands, luminous red arrow hand for the 10 minutes count-down timer. Cal. 2326/2847, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix and fausses cotes decoration, 50 jewels, straight- line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 21K gold rotor segment.