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Unique Audemars Piguet watch sells for $220,000 at Las Vegas charity auction

Audemars Piguet One Drop Royal Oak

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.

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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.

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