Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

120 Audemars Piguet Gorgeous and Luxurious Skeletonized Ultra-Thin Wristwatch in White Gold

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Lot Description

Model: Skeletonized
Material: White Gold
Year: 1970s
Case N°: 45961
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 92816
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

In light of the watch world’s renewed interest in slim, elegant and skeletonized timepieces, we are pleased to offer here this beautiful Audemars Piguet automatic wristwatch. Its perfect proportions combined with the very thin case and the skeletonized structure make this watch one of the nicest examples ever produced from Audemars Piguet regarding time-only watches. The three-body, solid band in 18k white gold of 31 mm in diameter reveals, through a sapphire dial, the intricacy of the mechanism while, on the opposite side, the glazed sapphire case back allows for an even more impressive view of the complicated structure of the caliber 2003/1 which can be admired in all of its glory. To give greater strength and solidity to the watch, a ring with engine turned decoration was added, on which index hour markers were then used for hours and minutes. To indicate the time, two thin hands of black color, the only element that breaks the balance of the almost total monochrome of the entire timepiece.