The AP Royal Oak is a very populair watch from Audemars Piguet.
This just got confirmed at the latest auction at Phillips.
A pretty rare model of the Royal Oak was sold at auction for a staggering 1.058.500 Swiss Franks, convert that into USD that is $1.066.450.
Thus making it the most expensive steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
The watch went to auction at Phillips, which expected that the watch would sell for between $200.000 and $400.000,-.
That number is surpassed.
The Second Royal Oak Ever Made
This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak wears a special craving on the back of it saying “A2”.
This means it is the second Royal Oak ever produced.
This reference number was made in four batches, A, B, C and, D.
The number A2 was not only the second Royal Oak that was made but also the first one that had been sold.
The A1 was sold one year later.
Auction Above All Expectations
At the auction that took place at Phillips, there were more lots that did way better than expected.
For a full list of all lots from the Royal Oak 50th auction click here.