Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 123


EUR 15,000 - 30,000

USD 15,800 - 31,600 / HKD 124,000 - 248,000 / CHF 15,200 - 30,300

Sold: EUR 54,600

Fine and very rare 18k pink gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with day, date, month and moon phases.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus (Vallée de Joux)

Model "The Clover" Perpetual Calendar

Reference 25681OR

Year 1990's

Movement No. 324401

Case No. C66261

Material Pink gold

Bracelet Leather with 18k pink gold buckle

Diameter 36 mm

Caliber 2120/1

Weight 65,15 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement


Following up on the design of Jacqueline Dimier of the perpetual calendar so called "Quantième Perpétual Automatique" (for a rare example featuring a sapphire-crystal case-back, see lot 122), these references 25681 were only produced from 1988 to 1991, which meant a very short production span and at those times a very small quantity made.

In fact research indicates that no more than 123 were ever made in various metals with only 28 ever made in pink gold. These under-appreciated watches, until now, have finally started to attract the collectors attention as their rarity and place in important perpetual calendar history are no longer in question.