Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 11, 2012

LOT 393

AUDEMARS PIGUET, REF 25973BC. CANAPE TOURBILLON Audemars Piguet, Genève, "Canapé Tourbillon," case No. E 61868, Ref 25973BC. Produced in limited numbers in 2001. Very fine, very rare and unusual, rectangular, 18k white gold and diamond wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18k white gold diamond-set Audemars Piguet deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, magnifying loupe, original certificate, instruction manual and hang tag.

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

USD 43,000 - 65,000 / EUR 33,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 50,000

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, cylindrical and curly diamond-set lugs , "bombé" crystal. D. Matte silver with applied white gold Arabic and square indexes, at 12 power reserve indication, at 6 aperture for the visible tourbillon cage under a polished steel bridge. White gold baton hands. M. Cal. 2878, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with titanium cage and 3 equidistant polished arms, monometallic balance with screws, adjusted to heat, cold and 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 22 x 37 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original