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

81 Audemars Piguet Gorgeous and Luxurious, Skeletonized Thin Wristwatch, in Gold, With Diamond Set Double-ring Outer Dial, Reference 5487ba

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Model: Classical BA
Reference: 5487BA
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1977
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2003 SQ
Case N°: B06558
Movement N°: 134 511
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

In light of the watch world’s renewed interest in slim, elegant and skeletonized timepieces, the here offered specimen is a true gem. Dazzling with opulent beauty, the present Audemars Piguet wristwatch demands attention. Immaculately decorated with precision and dedicated craftsmanship, the present example is crafted in a yellow-gold case still preserved in great conditions with a stepped case and small pointed lugs. Its perfect proportions combined with the thin case and the skeletonized structure make this watch one of the nicest examples ever produced from Audemars Piguet regarding time-only watches. The watch reveals, through a sapphire dial, the intricacy of the mechanism while, on the opposite side, the glazed sapphire case back allows for an even more impressive view of the complicated decorations and engravings of the caliber. The dial is not only skeletonized but is also embellished with an outer double ring of brilliant-cut diamonds, the most precious detail of the whole watch.