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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 13, 2012

LOT 320

AUDEMARS PIGUET REF. 26072 OR JULES AUDEMARS TOURBILLON & 10 MINUTE REPEATER PINK GOLD Audemars Piguet, Genève, Jules Audemars - Tourbillon 10 Minute Repeater, No. 07 / 10, case No. E 99947, Ref. 26072 OR. Made in limited edition of ten pieces in 2006. Extremely fine and rare, minute-repeating, 18K pink gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original wooden box, original certificate, Certificate of Authenticity and instruction manual.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, straight lugs, case back with porthole to view the tourbillon, sapphire crystals. D. Guilloché silver with applied pink gold radial Roman numerals on an off-center plain reserve, aperture for the visible tourbillon regulator under a polished steel bridge at 6, carrying the blued steel second hand. Pink gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 2882, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 32 jewels, lateral lever escapement with visible one-minute 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. 40 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

USD 80,000 - 120,000

CHF 75,000 - 110,000 / EUR 62,000 - 90,000

Sold: USD 104,500


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Made in an extremely limited edition of 10 pieces only, this Jules Audemars is actually called 10-minute repeater and tourbillon. Contrary to the exact same model that rings the hours, quarters and minutes, this series actually repeats on the hours, every 10 minutes and then the minutes