Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 98

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Audemars Piguet Fine and Elegant Tourbillon Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 25643BA, With Original Warranty

Estimate € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 14,950
Lot Description

Model: Tourbillon Automatique
Reference: 25643BA
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1988
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2870
Case N°: 298
Movement N°: 000298
Dimensions: 29 x 32.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Original Warranty

In 1966, Audemars Piguet in conjunction with Jaeger LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin, started working on creating an ultra-thin automatic movement. The present lot houses one of the most historically important movements ever made. From the mid-1950s, brands were searching for ways of proving their technical mastery, like this “Tourbillon Automatique” model, launched in 1986, at the time believed to be the world’s thinnest and smallest self-winding tourbillon movement. It was, furthermore, the first tourbillon carriage in the history of mechanical watches made of titanium. The fascinating gold and mother-of-pearl dial is decorated sunrays style. The very thin case is absolutely elegant, the case back is totally shiny and almost never worn.