Audemars Piguet will auction a one-off piece unique Royal Oak Chronograph for charity One Drop
On March 8th a piece unique by Audemars Piguet will be auctioned to raise money for the charity One Drop. The auction will take place at a night titled One Night One Drop in Las Vegas and will be hosted by Cirque du Soleil, whose founder Guy Laliberté is also the founder of the charity One Drop. The international non-profit organization aims to develop water initiatives to secure safe water. This isn’t the first time Guy Laliberté and Audemars Piguet have had relations; back in 2011 Guy ventured into space, as one of the earliest space tourists, and chose an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication coated in black PVD to accompany him on his wrist.
The piece unique is a 41mm Royal Oak Chronograph ( Reference 26331 ) in Platinum, with a Purple Grande Taipisserie dial, blue sub-dials and blue rehaut (rehaut: the ring between the dial and the bezel). Though it comes on a Platinum Royal Oak bracelet, it also comes with an extra blue alligator strap – incase the weight of the Platinum on your wrist gets too much for everyday. The caseback is engraved “unique piece”.
The watch is estimated to sell for $112,000: to put this into perspective, that is more than 4 times the value of the standard Royal Oak Chronograph. The reference in Steel retails for £21,500 and the Rose Gold for £50,100.