Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 09, 2021

LOT 326


CHF 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 320,000 - 480,000 / USD 40,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 100,000

Very fine and rare, slim, astronomic, 18K yellow gold minute repeating with two hammers on two gongs activated by a slide in the band. Dial, keyless dress watch with two-tone dial, perpetual calendar, moon phases and lunar calendar.

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Double Complication

Reference 5540BA

Year Sold in December 1965

Movement No. 15950

Case No. 15950

Caliber 185MQS, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, wolf’s tooth winding, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement,cut bimetallic compensation balance with eight adjustments, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swanneck micrometer regulator

Dimensions 48 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Certificate from March 2021


The present lot is a typical example of a complicated dress watch from the mid 20th century and demonstrates Audemars Piguet’s desire to continue making high quality watches in the tradition of the firm.