We are bringing you this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Limited Edition Ref. 26202AU.OO.D002CA.01 launched in 2010 during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix.
While Italian F1 driver Jarno Trulli only had a short stint in Formula One from 1997 to 2011, driving for Minardi, Renault and Lotus Racing amongst others, he was able to have Audemars Piguet immortalize him with his very own Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition after becoming an AP ambassador in 2008.
While Jarno Trulli could never be compared to Michael Schumacher, at least their limited edition Offshores are somewhat up to par.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Jarno Trulli Limited Edition is one of the most fascinating watches ever designed by AP with Formula One in mind.
Fitted with cermet bezel, sand-blasted titanium pushers and crown, a 42 mm forged carbon case and a black rubber strap, the Jarno Trulli is one of the most unique looking Offshores and one that is truly hard to find in the U.S. or Asia, as only 500 pieces were ever made of this timepiece.
Forged carbon case, cermet bezel, sand-blasted titanium crown and pushpieces, glareproofed sapphire crystal, sandblasted titanium sapphire caseback engraved with the legend “Royal Oak Offshore – Jarno Trulli” and with the “Jarno” signature appearing in red on the crystal
Anthracite dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, silver-toned counters, white gold applied hour-markers and hands with luminescent coating, silver-toned inner bezel
Black rubber strap with sand-blasted titanium AP folding clasp
List price was US$38,300 normally you get less 10% to less 15% Max.
Now I have one with 98% new full set, asking HK$180,000