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

209 Audemars Piguet Refined, Extremely Slim and Attractive, Flying Source, Wristwatch in Gold, With Champagne Dial and Guilloché Bezel, Reference 5093

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Flying Source
Reference: 5093
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950’s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 37992
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Audemars Piguet vintage watches are widely recognized by collectors as rare and remarkable timepieces which stand out by their unique but classic styles and highly sought-after movements. This is one of the most unusual of designs to come out of the AP design studios in the 1950s, and is a fabulous illustration of how varied, and distinctive the design team was at this luxury watch atelier. The present example features the ultra-thin caliber 2003 with a record-breaking thickness of only 1.64 mm. Caliber 2003 was introduced in 1953 as a replacement of 9″’ML. Very thin and elegant, the yellow-gold case has an unusual engine-turned hobnail cut decoration and is pressed in very good conditions still showing the original laceration of the carrure. The champagne sector dial has painted baton numbers and stick gold hands.