Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 174


EUR 12,000 - 18,000

USD 13,100 - 19,600 / HKD 104,000 - 154,000 / CHF 11,800 - 17,700

Sold: EUR 18,200

A fine, self-winding stainless-steel chronograph with black colour dial, radialArabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 9. Limited edition of 2000 pieces.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Audemars Piguet, Switzerland

Model Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Polaris

Reference 26040ST.00.D002CA.01

Year Circa 2006

Movement No. 634 386

Case No. F-52430

Material Stainless steel

Bracelet black rubber AP strap

Buckle AP Steel deployante clasp

Diameter 46 mm (approx.)

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Box in the shape of a sailing winch, outer box, hang tag, service booklet, certificate of origin, certificate of authenticity


Audemars Piguet, “Royal Oak OffShore” “Alinghi Polaris”
Launched at SIHH in 2005, the “Alinghi Polaris”, named after the star commonly used for navigation, was the first “Royal Oak” designed specifically for sailing.
Using the newly designed calibre 2326 movement with calibre 2874 chronograph module, the watch featured a fly-back chronograph with visual 10-minute countdown timer (a 10-minute central recorder and an aperture for the “Regatta” function which turns red after 9 minutes), as well as 20-minute and 6-hour recorders, with a subsidiary dial for running seconds.
Released in limited edition of 2 000 examples with 1 935 in this configuration, the model was the first, and until 2016 the only “Royal Oak” model to incorporate an inner revolving ring as found on the Scuba model (also first launched in 2005) with a chronograph.