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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
63 Audemars Piguet Unique Example and Exceptional, Quantieme Perpetual Calendar, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Skeleton Dial, Calibrated Baguette Diamond Set Bezel and Lugs, Reference 25740PT, With Extract from the Archives
Estimate: € 150,000 – 300,000
Sold € 273,000
Model: Quantieme Perpetuel
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 1/1 D30410
Movement N°: 347 198
Dimensions: 38.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
It was 1875 when Jules Louis Audemars joined forces with Edward Auguste Piguet giving life to the now extremely famous Audemars Piguet watch factory. They worked together to develop watches equipped with complex mechanisms and precision still at the base of its production. 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. Among the very important watches, Audemars Piguet has been able to produce during all its history probably the complication of the perpetual calendar is the favorite of the Swiss brand. The good aesthetic success of these creations was very important as well, paying attention to every detail so that the watch could also be tasteful, sometimes using unusual materials. The lot offered here fully reflects these characteristics and it is a pearl for its beauty. This Audemars Piguet Quantieme Perpetual Calendar watch has been realized in platinum just once for this unique 1 of 1 case. It has been retained in close to new condition, furthermore, embellish by the diamonds baguette set bezel. With the breathtakingly beautiful open-worked dial, this watch also displays a wide array of complex and delicate finishing techniques with subsidiary dials for the days, the months, the age of the moon and aperture for the moon phases. To further embellish the dial Audemars applied round diamond set for the hours markers that makes it a unique configuration for this model. An exceptionally rare and exquisite piece of art wristwatch, this 25740PT is a true masterpiece for any watch collector and is further sold with its extract from the archives.