Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2016
AUDEMARS PIGUET REF. 26152 MILLENARY TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH FORGED CARBON Audemars Piguet, Genève, "Millenary - Carbon One- Tourbillon and Chronograph", movement No. 733208, case No. H 29991, Ref. 26152 AU. Sold in 2014. Extremely fine and very rare, horizontal oval, water-resistant, forged carbon wristwatch with twin white gold and palladium alloy barrels, black carbon movement with black anodized aluminum bridges, 10-day power reserve, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, oval button chronograph, register, tachometer and a titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate booklet.
Two-body, "bullhead" polished stepped bezel, recessed winding crown, button at 10 for the start/ stop function of the chronograph, button at 2 for the return-to-zero function, fluted lugs, transparent case back with 8 screws, sapphire crystals. Off-center, skeletonized to display the movement, white painted hour, minute and seconds divisions, power-reserve indication between 7 & 10, subsidiary 30-minute register, visible tourbillon with black anodized aluminum bridge. Luminous black alpha hour and minute hands, red chronograph hand with black counterpoise. Cal. 2884, hand finished, black carbon main-plate, black anodized aluminum bridges, 30 jewels, white gold and palladium alloy twin barrels, one-minute tourbillon regulator in a polished steel cage with three equidistant arms, lateral lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold and 5 positions, 21,600 vibrations per hour, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring.