Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Offshore "Hong Kong Handover” Limited Edition

Reference Number 25970ST.OO.1010ST.02
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About this watch

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref 25970ST was made to commemorate Hong Kong's handover to China on July 1st, 1997. Featuring a comfortable 38mm diameter case and a desirable salmon tapiserie dial with the modern convenience of a dual-time function, the reference was produced in a limited edition of only 100 pieces making it a rare bird among mid-sized Royal Oak Offshore pieces. The present example was recently serviced and is presented in excellent condition.

Details

Year of Production
1997
Case Size (mm)
38
Case Bezel Material
Stainless Steel
Case Crystal
Sapphire
Case Dial Color
Salmon
Case Dial Detail
Tapisserie motif
Case Dial Numbers
Indexes, luminescent
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Movement
Selfwinding
Caliber Movement
Calibre 2229/2845
Power Reserve
42
Number of Jewels
54
Water Resistance
50m
Strap Color
Stainless Steel
Strap Material
Stainless Steel
Strap Clasp
Folding clasp
Strap Clasp Material
Stainless Steel
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Dual Time, Power reserve indicator, Date

About the brand +

Audemars Piguet

One of the most iconic names in Swiss watchmaking today, Audemars Piguet was established in 1875 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking itself –the Vallée de Joux, Le Brassus. 

Audemars Piguet has cemented its 140-year legacy with an unrivalled ability to time-and-time again shatter the metaphorical horological ceiling in all facets technical and aesthetic. Its myriad of record-breaking releases over the century have, without doubt, paved the way for the era of modern horology we are so familiar with today.

A brand notorious for its bold releases, most bold of all, perhaps, was the debut of the Royal Oak in 1972 as the world’s first luxury sports watch crafted in stainless steel. The release sent shock waves throughout the watchmaking industry, but has since become the definitive blueprint of the modern steel sports watch, and its octagonal case one of the most sought after silhouettes in the world. AP’s later icons such as the Royal Oak Offshore and Concepts have further propelled the brand to new heights – not only within the watch industry, but also fostering its emergence as a 21st-century cultural icon. Today, APs transcend the world of watchmaking and double as a symbol of status and prestige, its pieces adorning the wrists of celebrities and royalty alike.
 

Despite trailblazing its way through modern Haute Horlogerie, tradition remains engrained in Audemars Piguet’s DNA -- it is the largest independent Swiss watchmaker still owned by its founding families. It is this connection that allows AP to marry its rich heritage and expertise in traditional watchmaking with ground-breaking design and craftsmanship. Each and every wristwatch boasts the manufacture’s complex savoir-faire and mastery of complications – and Audemars Piguet will no doubt continue to shift the paradigm of horology in the years to come, whether the world likes it or not.

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