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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 27

    Audemars Piguet. A rare, large and unusual stainless steel limited edition automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, Certificat and box

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SHAQUILLE O’NEAL MODEL, WATCH NO. 595/960, REF. 26133ST, MOVEMENT NO. 685'234, CASE NO. G08124, CIRCA 2008

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    Audemars Piguet. A rare, large and unusual stainless steel limited edition automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, Certificat and box
    Signed Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal model, watch no. 595/960, ref. 26133ST, movement no. 685'234, case no. G08124, circa 2008
    Cal. 3126/3840 automatic movement, 59 jewels, black textured dial, applied Arabic numerals, luminous hands, outer raised sloped track for white fifth of a seconds divisions and red tachymetre scale graduated to 500 units per hour, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, and 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, magnified window for date, large tonneau-shaped case, bezel secured by eight hexagonal screws, engraved case back secured by eight screws, screw down crown, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Audemars Piguet buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    48 mm. wide


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    With Audemars Piguet Certificat de Garantie & d’Authenticité stamped by Alger, Algeria retailer Luxart Suisse SAR and dated 14 September 2008, fitted wooden presentation box in the shape of a basketball and outer packaging.

    Shaquille O'Neal is without a doubt one of the most recognized names on and off the basketball court. Frequently referred to simply as "Shaq", debuted on the basketball scene in 1992 as the number one draft choice for the Orlando Magic and was named Rookie of the Year in 1993. In 2004, he returned to Florida from Los Angeles where he played for the Lakers to join the Miami Heat, his fourth NBA championship followed in 2006. Midway through the 2007-08 season he was traded to the Phoenix Sun, followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009-10 season. O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010-11 season before retiring. Off the court, Shaq has established himself as a role model, supporting education most notably through literacy programmes. He is the founder of the "Real Model Foundation", the beneficiary of proceeds from the sale of his namesake collection by Audemars Piguet.

    Audemars Piguet has created limited edition timepieces in collaboration with brand ambassadors including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Juan Pablo Montoya, Rubens Barrichello and Sachin Tendulkar all of which are highly coveted by collectors across the globe.

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