Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 251

AUDEMARS PIGUET, CANAPE TOURBILLON WHITE GOLD AND DIAMONDS Audemars Piguet, Genève , " Canapé Tourbillon", case No. E 79382, Ref. 25951BC. Made upon request only, sold in September 2002. Very fine, very rare and unusual, rectangular, 18K white gold and diamond wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K white gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp. Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet extract from the archives.

CHF 55,000 - 75,000

HKD 445,000 - 600,000 / USD 56,000 - 76,000

Sold: CHF 56,250

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, baguette-set bezel, diamond-set cylindrical and curly lugs (total 249 diamonds approx. 8.04 CT), diamond set winding crown, "bombé" crystal. Mother-of-pearl with diamond indexes, at 6 aperture for the visible tourbillon cage under a polished steel bridge. "Bâton" white gold hands. Cal. 2881, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 19 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 an5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 28 x 41 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.