Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

220 Audemars Piguet Unusual and Rare Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Open Face Pocket Watch in Yellow Gold with Moon Phases, Box, Tag and Pin

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Lot Description

Model: Pocket Watch
Reference: BA 25555
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 2004
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 5020
Case N°: C44371
Movement N°: 263865
Dimensions: 49 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Tag and Pin

It was 1875 when Jules Louis Audemars joined forces with Edward Auguste Piguet. They worked together to develop watches equipped with complex mechanisms and precision still found in the watches today. Over the years Audemars Piguet has been a source of inspiration and an example for many watch brands due to the incredible innovations, it has been able to bring and for the large number of challenges it has faced. In 1957 was introduced the first Audemars Piguet wristwatch with a perpetual calendar and in 1967 the thinnest self-winding calibre with a central rotor was released at only 2.45 mm. Watchmaking milestone, Audemars Piguet deserves a place of honor in every self-respecting collection, and the pocket watch here offered is one of those objects that best represents the AP ability in terms of aesthetics and quality. The ultra-flat case in yellow gold with profiled lunette and matte-finished side is due to its ultra thin movement and is charged by its crown with sapphire cabochon. At the center of which is the heart of the watch: White dial with black Roman numerals, blued hands, date, month, day of week and moon phase indication. Precious jewel for its unique style, this watch is further proof of Audemars Piguet’s skill.