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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 524

AUDEMARS PIGUET, REF. 25721, ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE, THE BEAST, D SERIES, NO. 410, COLOR-CHANGE DIAL, STEEL

A very fine, early, self-winding, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date.

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Royal Oak Offshore chronograph

Reference 25721ST.00.1000ST.01

Year Sold in April 1994

Case No. D46172/ No. 410

Bracelet Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet with double deployant clasp (T11), approx. overall length 170 mm

Caliber 2226/2840

Dimensions 45 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archives

CHF 25,000 - 35,000

HKD 200,000 - 280,000 / USD 25,000 - 35,000

Sold: CHF 43,750


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Designed by Emmanuel Gueit, as a more modern version of the design by Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak offshore was launched in 1993, featuring a more robust case that received a mixed response at first.
The first series were D serials (such as this example) and their dials often aged to various colours of brown due to the brass coming through the dial and the first series of deployant clasp.
These first series have now become sought after, as it has been reflected by their constant price increase at auction.