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    Sale 7664

    Contemporary Jewellery and Watches

    29 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 12

    AUDEMARS PIGUET, PLATINUM "ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE JUAN PABLO MONTOYA"
    FINE, RARE AND OVERSIZED, LIMITED EDITION 950 PLATINUM SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY AND CARBON FIBRE INSERTS

    NO. 038/100, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

    Price Realised  

    AUDEMARS PIGUET, PLATINUM "ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE JUAN PABLO MONTOYA"
    FINE, RARE AND OVERSIZED, LIMITED EDITION 950 PLATINUM SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY AND CARBON FIBRE INSERTS
    NO. 038/100, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

    Calibre 2226/2840, 54 jewels, central pierced rotor with 21k gold rim, the matte blue dial with "tapisserie" motif and white gold luminescent hour markers, minute and tachometric scale on the flange, three recessed subdials for small seconds, minute and hour counters, magnified aperture for date, in three-part case, brushed and polished, octagonal bezel and crown guards with carbon fibre inserts, transparent back secured by eight hexagonal screws, two chronograph pushers in the band, screw down crown, 950 platinum AP deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Dimensions: 42 x 53 mm.


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    Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet fitted box, certificates and manual.
    Encapsulating the most cutting edge research undertaken in the sphere of Formula 1 motor racing, Audemars Piguet teamed up with F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya in producing a unique timepiece, the Royal Oak Offshore Juan Pablo Montoya. Numerous details of the watch reflect the aesthetics and technical features of racing cars. Witness the screws on the removable bezel, which are not hexagonal, but instead shaped like cylinder head screws; the crown is reminiscent of a wheel axle; the chronograph pushers resemble cooling flaps; and the rotor of the movement like a clutch disc. And to the discerning eye, the dial is adorned with the distinctive "tapisserie" motif, which upon inspection and imagination, reveals a chequered flag - the sign of victory for the first driver to cross the finishing line.

    The Royal Oak Offshore Montoya in platinum is limited to 100 pieces in total and is no longer in production.

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