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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 239

AUDEMARS PIGUET, REF. 25720, STAR WHEEL, PINK GOLD

A fine, rare, unusual, self-winding, 18k pink gold wristwatch with satellite hours. Original fitted box, certificate of origin and notepad

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Star Wheel

Reference 25720/002

Year Sold in February 1997

Movement No. 386731

Case No. D 20994

Bracelet Leather with an 18k pink gold Audemars Piguet buckle

Caliber 2124

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Original fitted box, certificate of origin and notepad

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

HKD 40,000 - 56,000 / USD 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of the original British owner Following a very good year for the owner, he decided to reward himself at Harrods by buying himself an elegant dress watch. Immediately attracted by the unusual look of the Star Wheel he bought it on the spot. Worn on a very few occasions, it has been kept in close to new condition even with its original strap. Made in a few variations, this is the rarer version where the bottom section of the dial is hand-engraved with floral patterns rather than the more common plain guilloche. We have only ever had one other example over 20 years of this variation in pink gold. It is only a question of time before this unusual design by Audemars Piguet becomes a classic.