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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 309

Platinum John Shaeffer Minute-Repeater Audemars Piguet, Genève, "John Shaeffer - Répétition Minutes", No. 5/10, movement No. 435753, case No. D 71839, Ref. PT 257981002. Made in a limited edition of 10 examples in the 1990's. Extremely fine and rare, cushion-shaped, minute-repeating, platinum wristwatch with a platinum Audemars Piguet buckle. Accompanied by a wooden Audemars Piguet box.

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

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

Sold: CHF 41,400

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, transparent case back with 4 screws, stepped bezel, concave lugs, sapphire crystals. D. Sand-blasted silver with applied white gold Roman numerals and baton indexes, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. White gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 2865 G, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 34 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 33 x 33 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Audemars Piguet, "John Shaeffer". The original Shaeffer watch is published in: Audemars Piguet by G.L. Brunner, C. Pfeiffer-Belli and M.K. Wehrli, p. 255. The first Audemars Piguet watch with minute repeater was created in 1907 for the famous American industrialist John Shaeffer who wanted to personalize his watch by having Audemars Piguet position the letters of his name on the hour markers. The historic tonneau-shaped case has been reintroduced by Le Brassus manufacture, revising its dimensions slightly: wider and a little rounder than the original.