|AUDEMARS PIGUET - TITANIUM & PINK GOLD GRAND COMPLICATION
MADE TO CELEBRATE THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET
SPECIFICALLY FOR THE INAUGURAL 'TIME TO GIVE' CHARITY AUCTION AND
BEARING THE SIGNATURE OF ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - PIECE UNIQUE
Audemars Piguet, Genčve, “Grande Complication," case No. E 24036. Made
for the 125th Anniversary of Audemars Piguet and offered as a unique piece
for charity in 2000.
Extremely fine and unique, large, minute-repeating, water-resistant, self-winding,
titanium and 18K pink gold wristwatch with co-axial round button split-seconds
chronograph, register, perpetual calendar with indication of the weeks, moon phases
and an integrated titanium and 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet link bracelet with
deployant clasp. Accompanied by the certificate of authenticity and instructions.
|C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, octagonal bezel with 8 hexagonal
recessed polished stainless steel nuts screwed to 8 screws on the case back, transparent
case back with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s laser engraved signature, co-axial
button on the winding crown to operate the split-seconds function, sapphire crystals.
D. Textured copper color with luminous white gold baton indexes, outer 1/5th
seconds track with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers, subsidiary dials for the
30-minute register and days of the week at 3, the months and leap years at 6, the
seconds and date at 9, the weeks of the year at 12 concentric with the aperture for
the moon phases. Luminous white gold baton hands.
M. Cal. 2885, rhodium-plated, oeil de perdrix decoration, 52 jewels, straight-line
lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating
Breguet balance spring, hand-engraved gold rotor, repeating on gongs by activating
slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed.
Diam. 45 mm. Thickness 15 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.
|Estimate: 250,000 USD - 350,000 USD
Estimate: 215,000 CHF - 300,000 CHF
Estimate: 170,000 EUR - 235,000 EUR
|This watch was specially manufactured by Audemars Piguet for the company's 125th anniversary as a unique piece and originally
sold as the highlight lot of the inaugural 'Time to GIve' charity auction hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Muhammad Ali,
the case featuring a laser engraved signature of Arnold on the reverse. The case design is from the highly popular and successful
'Royal Oak' series, first launched in 1972, and features the case in titanium with 18k pink gold bezel and bracelet links.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication is one of the few minute repeaters available fitted in a water-resistant
case, the use of titanium creating an ideal material to resonate the sound generated by the gongs as the minute repeater chimes.
The Calibre 2885 self-winding movement uses nickel silver plates and bridges due to increased hardness and resistance to
oxidation, in addition this is the only AP calibre where all the movement bridges are engraved with the last 2 digits of the plate
number to ensure each individual piece, hand-crafted to the movement, remain together during multiple-calibre assembly.
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