A unique Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has sold for $220,000 at an auction to raise money for the One Drop Foundation, a charity that supports safe watch initiatives around the world.
The watchmaker, which has worked with the Foundation for the past 10 years, created a one-off Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph, reference 26338, especially for the event.
The name of the successful bidder for the watch has not been disclosed.
It was One Drop’s seventh philanthropic event and was created in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
There were six spectacular live auction items and experiences auctioned during the show that raised a total of $798,000. Including additional pledges donated from the audience members to close out the auction and online donations, the total raised during the event totaled $1,117,155.
Audemars Piguet’s watch and its bracelet are made of 950-platinum and has a deep purple “Grande Tapisserie” patterned dial with blue counters and external zone.