In the year of the Royal Oak’s 40th anniversary, one unique piece from the iconic Audemars Piguet’s collection will be auctioned for a noble cause. A 41 mm titanium Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton will be on sale in Singapore, on September 1, 2012. All proceeds will benefit the Kidz Horizon Appeal charity, a Singapore-based organization that helps children who are suffering from chronic or terminal illnesses.
Rare combination of materials and an unconventional size make this Royal Oakone-of-a-kind. Its case is crafted in titanium, while its bezel comes in Cermet. (This material is specifically used for the space shuttle heat shield. Combining ceramic and metal, this tough composite material implements the best of them: the extreme hardness of 1,450 Vickers, as well as the resistance to shocks, extreme temperatures and corrosion.)
While the regular version of Royal Oak Skeleton is made of stainless steel or gold, with the diameter of 39 mm, this unique timepiece is a more robust version, with the 41 mm case. Besides, its skeleton dial is adorned with pink gold hands and hour markers. The watch is powered by the AP’s skeletonized 2139 self-winding movement, like the regular version.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton watch has been donated by the family of the late collector, Duncan Wang. This will be the third time that his family supports a charity watch auction. Previously, the family had donated a unique Lange Zeitwerk with a gray dial.
Since 2004, the Kidz Horizon Appeal has been supporting less fortunate children with HIV or cancer by financing their therapies and medications. The funds are administered and disbursed to these children and families through the KK Hospital Health Endowment Fund. Thus, if you are able to help, do not hesitate to enhance the quality of their lives.