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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 53

AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE, “ALINGHI TEAM”, FORGED CARBON, LIMITED EDITION

Very rare and large forged carbon, ceramic and titanium, self-winding chronograph wristwatch, octagonal screwed bezel, black dial with two registers and Arabic numerals. Limited edition of 1300 pieces in 2007.

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Royal Oak O"shore “Alinghi team”

Reference 26062FR.OO.A002CA.01

Year Circa 2007

Movement No. 668745

Case No. G03933-0537

Bracelet rubber strap with blackened titanium buckle signed

Caliber 2326/2848

Dimensions 51 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original box, guarantee and instruction booklet

EUR 13,000 - 19,000

USD 16,000 - 23,000 / HKD 122,000 - 179,000

Sold: EUR 16,900


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-14

Good

Damaged

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Alinghi is the syndicate set up by Ernesto Bertarelli, racing under the colors of the Société Nautique de Genève, to challenge for the famous America’s Cup, also called by amateurs Auld Mug, which is an international sailing race. Initiated as a friendly challenge between Yacht Clubs in the second half of the 19th century (1851), it is one of the oldest sporting competitions still held today. In 2002, as o!cial sponsor of the Swiss team, Audemars Piguet released limited editions to commemorate their partnership and then victory. A first Alinghi timepiece was release (2005), followed in 2007 by the present Royal Oak O"shore Alinghi Team. Realized in three versions in platinum, pink gold and, as for the present lot, in carbon, this last iteration represents the first watch with forged carbon case to appear on the market and was made in 1300 pieces, this being number 537. It is therefore a true piece of human adventure that the owner of this watch holds in his hands.