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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 159

Watch with 9 Complications Attributed to Audemars Piguet, case No. 12510. Made circa 1895. Extremely fine and rare, 18K rose gold, minute-repeating, hunting-cased, keyless, pocket watch with split-seconds Chronograph, 30-minute register, perpetual calendar, phases of the moon and lunar calendar.

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

USD 40,000 - 60,000 / EUR 27,000 - 40,000

Sold: CHF 57,600

C. Four-body, "bassine", massive, polished, push button for the chronograph at 1, the split-seconds at 11. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, outermost chronograph divisions with fifths of a second divisions and Arabic five second/minute numerals, four subsidiary dials for days of the week, date, months concentric with leap year indication and instantaneous 30-minute register, seconds and aperture for the phases of the moon, lunar calendar on the edge. Gold pear hands. M. 43 mm, 19''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 31 jewels, calibrated straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with temperature adjustment screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Case numbered and punched A.F & Cie. Diam. 54 mm

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Very few manufacturers made such highly complicated watches as the present watch and those who did make them were the very best Swiss watch companies including Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Louis Audemars and Audemars Piguet. Sometimes, watches destined for export were not signed.
The 9 Complications Minute-repeating Chronograph Split-seconds Register Perpetual calendar Date Days of the week Months Moon phases & age