AstaGuru upcoming edition of Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction, to be held on October 26 and 27, will offer limited edition watches by Audemars Piguet created in collaboration with German former racing driver Michael Schumacher and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Rose Gold Michael Schumacher Edition (Lot 133) timepiece was designed by Audemars Piguet to honour one of the greatest Formula One drivers to have ever revved on the asphalt. The Swiss manufacture also collaborated with Schwarzenegger to create a number of timepieces that watch enthusiasts and collectors still hanker after. The watch that will go under the hammer is the Limited Edition Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger - the Legacy Chronograph (Lot 132), last design created by Audemars Piguet as an ode to the celebrated actor in a limited run of 1,500 pieces, making these watches a collector's piece for fans of the Terminator - T-800. This piece is edition no. 523.
In a similar manner, Audemars Piguet created 500 pieces of the Limited Edition Royal Oak Offshore Rose Gold Michael Schumacher Edition wristwatch, which features a tachymeter scale with a total of seven stars (two blue stars and five red stars) between 12 and 1 o'clock, to commemorate Michael Schumacher's seven Formula One World Championships. This piece is edition no. 445.
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This auction offers Indian watch collectors a chance to get their hands on these collaboration Audemars Piguet timepieces. The Royal Oak design was conceived by Gérald Genta who is known for his eponymous range of timepieces as well as his work in the field of design with other high-end watch manufactures. When created in 1972, the Royal Oak redefined craftsmanship and haute horlogerie. One of its trademarks are its octagonal bezel with its eight hexagonal screws that still has a fondness for among watch collectors.
The Limited Edition Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger - the Legacy Chronograph was unveiled in 2011, and is part of several collaboration timepieces created between the actor and the watchmaker. It's estimate stands at Rs 20,00,000-25,00,000. The Royal Oak Offshore Rose Gold Michael Schumacher Edition was unveiled in 2014, and this piece's estimate stands at between Rs 70,00,000-90,00,000.
Apart from the limited edition watches, the auction will also offer a selection of horological masterpieces from Patek Philippe, Rolex, Piaget, Breguet, IWC, Harry Winston, Frank Muller, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and many more.
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