(L to R: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Georges-Henri Meylan – Pres. of Audemars Piguet Worldwide, Francois Bennahmias – Pres. of Audemars Piguet North America)

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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CELEBRATED THE GRAND OPENING

OF THE NEW AUDEMARS PIGUET FLAGSHIP BOUTIQUE BY HOSTING A LIVE AUCTION

OF SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION ITEMS FROM HIS FILM T3: RISE OF THE MACHINES ON MONDAY, JUNE 23rd IN NEW YORK CITY

$400,000 WAS RAISED FROM THE EVENING’S LIVE AUCTION AND WILL BENEFIT

THE INNER-CITY GAMES FOUNDATION

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WHO:

AUDEMARS PIGUET welcomed Arnold Schwarzenegger last night to celebrate the grand opening of their US flagship boutique as well as the launch their limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Terminator 3 Chronograph. On hand to represent Audemars Piguet were be the Company’s President Georges-Henri Meylan and President of North America, Francois-Henry Bennahmias as well as Jasmine Audemars, Chairman of Audemars Piguet. Helping Mr. Schwarzenegger conduct the live auction was Richard Brierley of Christie’s.

WHAT:

The grand opening of the Audemars Piguet US flagship boutique in New York City. The evening consisted of cocktails & hors d’oeuvres and a live auction of limited edition items from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines; the highly anticipated third installment in one of Hollywood’s most innovative franchises (opens July 2nd nationwide by Warner Bros.) Auction items included 4 prototype Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Terminator 3 Chronographs featured in the movie as well as an Indian Chief T3 limited edition motorcycle, T3 pinball machine by Stern Pinball, Inc., T3 humidor designed by Daniel Marshall and other assorted items. Proceeds from the live auction will benefit the Inner-City Games Foundation. $400,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of Audemars Piguet collectors and fans of the Terminator series. For a list of available auction items, please log on to: www.apt3auction.com.

WHEN:

Monday, June 23, 2003

6:30PM cocktails & hors d’oeuvres

7:30PM live auction

WHERE:

AUDEMARS PIGUET 

40 East 57th Street (between Park & Madison Avenues)

New York City

BACKGROUND:

Audemars Piguet is the oldest Haute Horlogerie watchmaker still in the hands of its founding families and holds a record number of world firsts in terms of complex watch mechanisms. Audemars Piguet created an extreme watch for the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the Royal Oak Offshore Terminator 3 Chronograph. A very limited number of prototypes were manufactured; only four will be sold to the public.

The mission of the Inner-City Games Foundation is to provide opportunities for inner-city youth to participate in sports, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs; to build confidence and self-esteem; to encourage youth to say “no” to gangs, drugs and violence and “yes” to hope, learning and life. For additional information on the ICG, consult their national website at www.innercitygames.org.

 

AUDEMARS PIGUET T3 AUCTION RESULTS

LOT 1:

“ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER – THE COLLECTION”

AP T3 Especially made for AS

Arnold Schwarzenegger Limited Edition Yellow Gold Offshore

End of Days

6th Day

Luxury Jewelry Box by Daniel Marshall holding all four watches

Total retail value: $96,000 Minimum: $50,000

Sold for $130,000

LOT 2:

AP T3 Especially made for AS

T3 Indian Motorcycle

Total retail value: $47,000 Minimum $20,000

Sold for $92,000

LOT 3:

AP T3 Especially made for AS

T3 Pinball Machine

Total retail value: $25,000 Minimum: $10,000

Sold for $40,000

LOT 4:

AP T3 Especially made for AS

Original T3 movie jacket

T3 Humidor with T3 glasses

Signed T3 poster

Total retail: $25,000 Minimum $10,000

Sold for $38,000

Exceptional Lot (proceeds to be split between ICG and Muhammad Ali Center): Original Herb Ritts photograph of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Muhammad Ali , signed by both:

Minimum $ 20,000

Sold for $65,000

Plus a donation of $25,000 to the Inner-City Games Foundation from an unsuccessful bidder.

TOTAL AUCTION PROCEEDS: $390,000.00

6/24/03

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