News: Audemars Piguet Presents the QEII Cup 2014 Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition. Only 150 Pieces Available.

Audemars Piguet Presents the QEII Cup 2014 Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition ref. 15709TR.OO.A005CR.01, a perfect representation of sports performance in ‘haute horlogerie’. This new limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Diver is the product of a collaboration with The Hong Kong Jockey Club for the 16th Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II —QEII— Cup in Hong Kong.

In a race that attracts participants from all over the world, up to a HK$14 million winning purse will be offered. To commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup annual international race in Hong Kong, the brand will be launching a 150-piece Royal Oak Offshore limited edition timepiece. A masterpiece incorporating impeccable craftsmanship and contemporary design, it is the perfect timepiece to mark an important event on the social horse racing calendar, appealing to the sophisticated replica watch connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. The unique combination of the 42mm tantalum case, the 18-carat pink gold bezel, slate grey dial and the “large square scale” grey crocodile leather strap create contrasting colors and accentuate the features of this timepiece. Engraved on the sapphire transparent case back is the legend “Audemars Piguet QEII Cup 2014 – Limited Edition” and the “Audemars Piguet QEII Cup” logo. Through caseback, one can easily admire the 22K oscillating weight and decorations of the 3120 Manufacture Calibre.

The highly anticipated 2014 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup will take place on April 27 at the Sha Tin Racecourse. The Selection Announcement will be held on April 9 to reveal the 14 contending horses that will be participating in this international race while on April 24, the  Barrier Draw will determine the barrier number of each of the competing horses. On the following day, Audemars Piguet will be hosting the annual Gala Party with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, where the local celebrities, socialites, and representatives from the equestrian circle will gather to celebrate this highly anticipated annual event. The QEII Cup race was established in 1975 to commemorate the visit of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke ofEdinburgh, Prince Philip to Hong Kong. The race is traditionally run in the spring season and has become one of the most important social events in Hong Kong since then. Over the years, the QEII Cup has evolved into an internationally recognized race, with participants from both local and overseas. Audemars Piguet became the title sponsor of the QEIICup since 1999, which is now an International Group 1 race and stands prominent in the racing firmament, currently offering a purse of HK$14 million.

Sticker Price $30,500 USD. For more info Audemars Piguet click here.

Technical Specifications of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup 2014 Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition ref. 15709TR.OO.A005CR.01

Dial: Slate grey dial with ‘Méga Tapisserie’, 18K pink gold applied markers, hour and seconds hand in 18K pink gold and black minute hand.

Flange: Uni-directional rotating slate grey flange with diving scale.

Calibre: Automatic Audemars Piguet 3120 with a diameter of 26.60 mm, thickness of 4.26 mm, 280 parts, 40 jewels and power reserve of 60 hours.

Case: Tantalum measuring 42 mm in diameter with 18K pink gold bezel and plots.

Case back: Engraved with the legend “Audemars Piguet QEII Cup 2014 – Limited Edition” and“Audemars Piguet QEII Cup” logo.

Water Resistance: 300 meters.

Strap: Hand-stitched “large square scale” grey alligator strap with titanium pin buckle.