Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 15, 2010

LOT 120

Audemars Piguet - White Gold & Diamonds - Tourbillon - Minute Repeater - Chronograph Audemars Piguet, Genève, Jules Audemars - Tourbillon - Minute Repeater - Chronograph, No. 678321, case No. F 96022, Ref. 26118 BC. Made in 2007, sold February 18th, 2008. Extremely fine and rare, large, water resistant, minute-repeating, 18K white gold and diamond wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, round button chronograph, register and an 18K white gold and diamonds Audemars Piguet deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, Certificate of Origin, guarantee, instruction booklet and a piano-shaped box to amplify the sound of the minute repeater.

USD 200,000 - 300,000

EUR 150,000 - 225,000 / CHF 210,000 - 310,000

Sold: USD 242,500

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, bezel set with 36 Top Wesselton baguette diamonds total 3.40 carats, sides and lugs set with 415 Top Wesselton brilliants total 3.98 carats, straight lugs, transparent case back with 6 screws, sapphire crystals. D. Sunburst guilloché black with applied white gold radial Roman numerals on a plain reserve, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers, 30-minute register at 3, aperture for the visible tourbillon regulator under a polished steel bridge at 6, carrying the blued steel seconds hand. White gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 2874, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes and oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 38 jewels, lateral lever escapement with visible oneminute tourbillon regulator with steel cage and 3 equidistant polished steel arms, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 43 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 1

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Movement: 1

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Dial: 1-01

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HANDS Original


To the best of our knowledge, this highly jeweled piece was made in 3 examples only.