Despite its estimated value of USD 112,000, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chrono ‘Unique Piece’ ref. 26338PT.OO.1220PT.01 sold for almost double its price hammering USD 220,000 at the 7th annual One Night for One Drop event imagined by Cirque du Soleil. Sold along five other lots that included a McLaren 570S Spider by MSO —one of six—, a private jet round-trip to a Turks and Caicos Island Villa on Parrot Cay, a Serengeti Safari-Living Experience in Tanzania, a 7-night getaway at the Château Saint Tropez for 12 Guests, and a luxury 7-night Journey aboard the Residential Yacht, The World; this very special unique piece Royal Oak helped in raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide.
This AP Royal Oak Chronograph ‘Unique Piece’ in platinum exudes elegance with its deep purple grande tapisserie dial with blue chrono registers. Officially launched this February 2019, this unique piece was specially designed for the One Night for One Drop 2019 auction.
When the hammer finally came down, the price was USD 220,000, a very high number when compared to other results obtained by other Audemars Piguet timepieces at the same gala. The watch features the words ‘Unique Piece’ on its case back and is presented on both a matching platinum bracelet and a dark blue alligator strap with folding clasp.