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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Argentina

A Night of Celebration and Generosity for the Launch of the New Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Argentina

The Swiss watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet held an exclusive gala in Buenos Aires to present its latest creation, a limited edition collection honoring the Bicentenary of the Revolution of May.

The event took place in “El Zanjon de Granados”, a historical structure on what many historians consider to be the site of the first settlement of Buenos Aires in 1536. In this spectacular setting, now a listed national heritage site, a live auction of two watches from the new limited edition collection raised a total of $100,000 for the charity Fundacion COAS.

Deeply grounded in its family heritage and its core values of tradition, excellence and innovation, Audemars Piguet has always been committed to far-reaching projects through its Audemars Piguet Foundation and its regular collaboration with other charitable organizations. In light of its philanthropic philosophy, the Swiss Manufacture has partnered in Argentina with Fundacion COAS, Cooperadora de Accion Social, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving patients’ care in the public hospitals of Buenos Aires by providing new medical equipment and access to the latest technology.

Francois-Henry Bennahmias, CEO and President of Audemars Piguet North America, conducted the auction of two special watches Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Argentina, one model in steel and titanium and the other model in pink gold, both presented in a unique box signed by Lionel Messi, the extraordinary Argentinean soccer player and Audemars Piguet’s newest ambassador. The full proceeds of the auction, reaching $100,000, were donated to COAS and would enable the immediate purchase of urgently needed medical material.

Reference 26365IS.OO.D305CR.01 – Limited Edition of 100 Pieces in Titanium and Reference 26365OR.OO.D801CR.01 – Limited Edition of 50 Pieces in Rose Gold

The case measures 42mm x 14.7mm. It has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.

Movement is the Swiss automatic AP caliber 2326/2840 with 54 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 38 hours. Finishing: All parts are hand decorated; main plate beveled and circular-grained; all bridges adorned with “Cotes de Geneva” decoration.

The caseback is engraved with the Cabildo building and the inscription Pride of Argentina – 1810-2010– Limited Edition

Both feature a blue dial with exclusive “Mega Ta[word removed]erie” pattern with blue counters. White gold applied Arabic numerals (titanium/steel model) or rose gold applied Arabic numerals (rose gold model).

The strap is a hand-stitched “Hornback” blue crocodile strap with a steel AP folding clasp or rose gold, depending on the model.

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