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Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2011100-piece limited edition: Royal Oak Limited Edition Wristwatch

Above and beyond the first impression of technical beauty and sophistication, the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2011 Royal Oak wristwatch sparks natural curiosity. The watch is issued in a 100-piece limited edition that represents exceptional quality of the timepieces and the uniqueness of the international race in the equine calendar. An intriguing notion that is sure to satisfy the interest of the most discerning aesthetes and connoisseurs!

The strength of a tradition lies as much in its innate wealth as in its ability to evolve and be reinvented. Audemars Piguet vividly confirms this truth by presenting the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup 2011 Royal Oak Limited Edition wristwatch. This year’s race marks the 13th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s sponsorship and to commemorate the special occasion of one of the world’s top horse racing events, Audemars Piguet proudly created this exclusive limited edition masterpiece.

Since 1875, Audemars Piguet has stood among the best in the leaders of prestige watchmaking. With its early development of the minute repeater wristwatch and its 1946's record breaking thin movement, the Audemars Piguet manufacturer has daringly experimented with avant-garde techniques and placed them in the service of traditional craftsmanship, which has been reflected in this special timepiece.

The QE II Cup 2011 Royal Oak wristwatch

The creation of the QE II Cup 2011 Royal Oak wristwatch fulfills the dream of watch-making devotees: extracting the fine mechanism from the cavity of its case to reveal it in all its splendour in an 18-carat white gold case bezel and 18-carat white gold sapphire crystal case back accompanied with the event logo engraving. The grey dial is designed with “Mega Tapisserie” pattern with white gold applied hour-markers with luminescent coating. The hand-stitched “large square scale” anthracite crocodile strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp completes this wristwatch to boldly claim both absolute mastery of time-honoured artistry and unbridled creativity. The combination of brand, exotic materials, movement, and luxury detailing make this watch impossible to fly under the radar.

In honour of the sponsorship of the QE II Cup, Audemars Piguet will host a Welcome Party in partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club on Friday, April 29, 2011. It promises to be a memorable gala event with horse owners, jockeys and celebrities. In addition, Ms. Jennifer Tse, stunning model and talented actress, has been chosen to be the image girl of this year’s event. This perfect combination will be portrayed in all the event campaigns where Tse will be presented in eloquent fashion showcasing the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup 2011 Royal Oak wristwatch.

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup was established in 1975 to commemorate a visit to Hong Kong by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip and the race continued to run annually in the spring. It evolved to an international event in 1995, with Hong Kong horses competing against those representing Australia, France, Japan, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Renowned Swiss Watchmaker, Audemars Piguet, continuously sponsored this prestigious international race since 1999 making its partnership synonymous with one of the most important competitions enthralling racing enthusiasts in the horse-racing world. It is now one of the exclusive World Racing Championship race meetings and stands prominent in the racing firmament currently offering a purse of HK$14 million.