Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Pride of China” Limited Edition Power Reserve Moonphase. 18K Solid Rose Gold and Steel.
This “Pride of China” limited edition piece of 250 worldwide features AP’s high complication movement, designed just for this model (calibre 3123).
This is the only AP Royal Oak limited edition that explicitly celebrates the importance of China, and pays tributes to the rise of the Chinese collectors. The back case has a relief engraving of the Great Wall of China, and the wording “Royal Oak Pride of China Limited Edition”
It is an extremely desirable and special edition is sold out everywhere. It is also extremely collectible for many reasons (movement, metal combination, and the only Chinese tribute watch). This is only one available on the site – make sure you seize the opportunity before it is too late.
This is a beautiful interplay of multi-polished steel case and solid rose gold. The finishing of the watch is exquisite (alternate between matte, high-polish and brushed finish) and requires many hours of labors by skilled AP craft-men. These different types of finishing create a “play of light” effect when you examine the watch from different angles. The watch is even more visually stunning because of the tasteful placement of solid rose gold. The 18K rose gold is placed on the bezel, markers, hands, crown and links of the bracelet.
The watch shows power reserve at 2’O clock, date at 6’O clock, moon-phase at 9’O clock and central sweeping second hand – this is the only Royal Oak that has this movement design.
The model measures 42 mm with the crown (39.5mm without crown) – a very elegant dress watch for the gentleman.
In mint condition, wore carefully only for a handful of times. Comes with full set of links that would fit a wrist of up to 7.5 inches
- Prestigious and exclusive Audemars Piguet power reserve, moonphase and date automatic complication movement.
- Case size (without crown): 39.5mm
- Case size (with crown): 42mm
- Solid case back with Great Wall of China and Limited Edition Engraving
- Bracelet Type: 18K Solid Rose Gold and Stainless Steel Bracelet. Butterfly Deployant Clasp
- 18K Rose Gold and Stainless Steel
- Hand guilloche cream colored tapisserie pattern dial
- Rose gold hands and markers
- In near-mint condition. Worn carefully for 3-5 times
- Bracelet would fit a 7.5 inch wrist
- Made in 2008 around the Beijing Olympics
- Complete set of original collector’s edition box and papers.
- The box is a special AP red polished lacquer wooden box with the drawing of the Great Wall of China