Audemars Piguet unveils the Royal Oak Chronograph QEII Cup 2015 (limited to 200 pieces) to celebrate its association with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) for the 17th Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Cup, a remarkable annual racing highlight that will attract worldwide attention. The QEII Cup race was established in 1975 to commemorate the visit of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, 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 recognised race, with participants from both local and overseas. AudemarsPiguet became the title sponsor of the QEII Cup since 1999, which is now an International Group 1 race and stands prominent in the racing firmament, currently offering a purse of HK$20 million.
Celebrating the one of the prestigious racing events in the world, the Limited Edition Royal Oak Chronograph QEII Cup 2015 is a masterpiece of unparalleled craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and performance, the model highlights the brand’s commitment to horological precision thanks to the self-winding calibre 2385, with a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a 40-hour power reserve.
The 41mm titanium case sets off the silver dial framed by the iconic octagonal bezel and eight hexagonal screws. The “Grande Tapisserie” pattern on the dial accentuates the sophisticated elegance of the timepiece. The ruthenium grey counters and outer zone, the white gold luminescent hour-markers and Royal Oak hands add to the timeless appeal of this model. It also features a small second counter, 30-minute counter and 12-hour counter to ensure the highest precision. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. The new 200-piece limited timepiece also features a glare-proofed sapphire crystal caseback engraved with the legend “QE II Cup 2015 – Limited Edition.”
Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph QEII Cup 2015
Limited Edition of 200
Reference Number: 26327TI.OO.D004CA.01
Selfwinding Calibre 2385
Total diameter: 26.20 mm
Total thickness: 5.50 mm
Number of parts: 304
Number of rubies: 37
Minimum power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 21,600 vibrations / hour
Hours, minutes, small seconds and date
41mm titanium case and bezel
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal caseback engraved with the legend “QE II Cup 2015 – Limited Edition”
Water-resistant to 50 m
Silver-tone dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
Grey ruthenium counters and outer zone
White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Grey rubber strap with titanium AP folding clasp
Comes with an additional grey alligator leather strap
Non-binding Recommended Public Price: HK $218,000