With Audemars Piguet Warranty dated 17. November 2003, copy of instructions manual, original fitted veneered presentation box and outer packaging.
Consigned by the original owner, the present watch is in close to new overall condition.
"Why simplify when you can make things more complicated?" The present watch beautifully exemplifies Audemars Piguet's motto when striving for new heights in the world of complicated timepieces. The combination of a chronograph with register and one minute tourbillon regulator is certainly amongst the most daring achievements in modern watch engineering. Made in few examples for hand-selected amateurs of such complications, the present model is doubtlessly amongst the most impressive contemporary collector's pieces.
The Royal Oak collection, one of Audemars Piguet's signature series, was introduced in 1972 and redefined the definition of a sports watch. The ground-breaking design with its octagonal shape, use of refined steel and distinctive screwed bezel radiates an air of sophisticated ruggedness. The aesthetic premise is history laden - the octagonal design is inspired by the portholes of the steadfast Royal Navy ships and its name is derived from the tree that once concealed King Charles II in his time of need. Hence this timepiece evokes notions of strength, trust and history.