Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

199 Audemars Piguet Very Chic Configuration and Rare, Oval Shape Wristwatch in White-gold, With Diamond and Ruby Set Dial, Diamond-set Bezel and Decorated Bracelet, Reference 4242 BC

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: Oval
Reference: 4242BC
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1984
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2003
Case N°: B82902
Movement N°: 257961
Dimensions: 34 × 28 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Jewel watches represent a small but significant part of the history of watchmaking. In 1966, Audemars Piguet, in conjunction with Jaeger LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin, started working on creating an ultra-thin manual movement. The present Audemars Piguet is a combination of elegance, refinement and innovation, as well as a remarkable demonstration of skill. The integrated 18k white-gold bracelet has a very special structure of great effect, capable of being at the same time very robust but also delicate while the deployant still shows all the extremely light and deep punches. The circular case has a special bezel decorated with a ring of diamonds that match perfectly the unusual dial with an alternating series of lines made up of diamonds and rubies positioned obliquely and white-gold details. It is completed by the AP logo at 12 o’clock and dauphine hands. Fascinating and glamorous, the present watch is offered in remarkable conditions and quality.