Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Purple Plate Solitary Watch Sold 1.5 Million Yuan

On March 8, 2019, a unique Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph (26338PT.OO.1220PT.01) was held in Las Vegas by the Cirque du Soleil ‘ OneNightforOneDrop ‘charity auction was unveiled, and the hammer was sold for 220,000 US dollars (equivalent to about 1.48 million yuan), and the proceeds were donated to the OneDrop Foundation.

   For the past ten years, Audemars Piguet has been a loyal supporter of the OneDrop Foundation, and the brand has created a unique and exclusive Royal Oak Chronograph for this auction. This watch features a 950 platinum case with a diameter of 41 mm. The plum-colored dial is engraved with the ‘GrandeTapisserie’ large checkered decoration. It is equipped with a blue sub-dial, white gold three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands. Built-in Calibre 2385 automatic movement, this movement is assembled from 304 parts, with hours, minutes, small seconds and date display and chronograph function, can provide 40 hours of power reserve.

   The caseback is engraved with ‘UNIQUEPIECE’ (the only one). This watch features a 950 platinum strap with an AP folding clasp and comes with a blue alligator leather strap. The watch was valued at USD 112,000 (about RMB 760,000) before the auction, and the final transaction price was twice that, reaching USD 220,000. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)