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Rare Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Indianapolis F1 Grand Prix”

 

Collectors can look forward to a fantastic fall sale of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces at Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York City on September 15th.

Among the exceptional watches being offered is an Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Indianapolis F1 Grand Prix” prototype. It is a rare, tonneau-shaped, large, self-winding, water-resistant, 18kt yellow gold wristwatch featuring a round- button chronograph, registers, and date.

This outstanding watch was made as one of only three pieces in 2000 as part of a joint project between Audemars Piguet and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Owners.

Together, they designed these extraordinary Royal Oak wristwatches to give to the winner of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway Races. The prototypes were made featuring the famous logo on the dial. Michael Schumacher won the race that year, but was unable to accept the timepiece as he was already under contract with another prominent Swiss watch manufacturer.

The collaboration was never completed and therefore this is a unique opportunity to acquire this rare Royal Oak. Estimate: $25,000 to $35,000.

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Written by kevin

September 1, 2010 at 1:53 am

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