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$19,000

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Auction Ended
09/01/21
At Sep 1, 4:05 PM UTC
Lot #1081

Audemars Piguet Titanium Royal Oak Offshore 25721TI

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Introduction

Released in 1998 and produced for only a short six-year period, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721TI is a rare variant of the legendary Royal Oak Offshore collection for several reasons. Besides its birthright heritage as Audemars Piguet's first true luxury sports watch designed for a young athletic clientele, the ref. 25721TI features the first titanium case and bracelet in the collection and serves to capitalize on the market position that brands selling titanium watches had found themselves in. Made in collaboration with case-maker Donze Baume, the Offshore's titanium case provided a welcomed boost for wearers thanks to it making the watch lighter, but also ensuring that AP's hard work to polish the bracelet's several bevels, the cases' edges, and get the perfect surface finish throughout everywhere else did not go to waste as it has indeed held up well.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$15,000 – $20,000

The Details

Brand

Audemars Piguet

Dimensions

42mm x 14.5mm

Model

Royal Oak Offshore

Movement

Automatic

Reference

25721TI

Bracelet

Titanium

Year

Circa 1990s

Condition

Very Good

Material

Titanium

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Grey

SPORTY CONSTRUCTION

Featuring a rubberized crown, pushers and a thicker gasket underneath its bezel, the Royal Oak Offshore was designed to comfortably tackle precarious environments and match the sporty lifestyles of its owners.

THE DIAL

A stunning two-tone grey dial with blue subdials, the Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721TI's dial features AP's beautiful signature hobnail 'Petite Tapisserie' pattern. This is a rarity in the Offshore collection as it has since been replaced by the larger 'Grande Tapisserie' pattern.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition is very good. Bezel has several scratches as shown in the images, however bezel and case are very sharp and show no indication of previous polishing. Dial is mint, with an attractively faded tone to the blue. Caseback and bracelet have extremely light hairline scratches, and bracelet exhibits no signs of stretch. Bracelet can accomodate up to a 7" wrist.

Our Perspective

With its light titanium construction, beautiful two-tone 'Petite Tapisserie' dial, and rich history as AP's first true luxury sports watch, the Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721TI is certainly a stunning timepiece that we will be sad to see go.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1081

Audemars Piguet Titanium Royal Oak Offshore 25721TI

Sold

$19,000

Ended
09/01/21