• Lot 2908

    AUDEMARS PIGUET, "ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE JUAN PABLO MONTOYA"

    TITANIUM SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY AND CARBON FIBRE INSERTS, LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 PIECES

    NO. 0947/1000, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

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    AUDEMARS PIGUET, "ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE JUAN PABLO MONTOYA"

    TITANIUM SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY AND CARBON FIBRE INSERTS, LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 PIECES
    NO. 0947/1000, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

    Calibre 2226, 54 jewels, central pierced rotor with 21k gold segment, the pearl-white dial with "tapisserie" motif and luminescent hour markers, minute and tachometric scale on the flange, three recessed subdials for small seconds, minute and hour counters, magnified aperture for the 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, stainless steel AP deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Dimensions: 42 x 53 mm.


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    US$23,000-32,100
    EUR14,900-26,500

    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 titanium is limited to 1000 pieces and is no longer in production.