Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

106 Audemars Piguet Very Elegant Ultra Slim Calatrava-Style, Wristwatch in White Gold, With White Gold Bracelet

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 7,150

Model: Calatrava
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1980s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2003
Case N°: 20483
Movement N°: 31475
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Born in 1875 following the alliance of Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet, the brand is often referred to as the “Young Prince” as its first watches saw the light of day significantly later than that of the other two historical Geneva brands: Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe. Audemars Piguet has always maintained a fine balance between their offerings of bold and audacious timepieces as well as the more classical. The watch here offered is the epitome of purity, perfectly embodying the mandate of the maison. The case design is very clean and simple, with small lugs and bezel. The movement is an ultra-slim mechanical caliber 2003 and surely, for a movement so thin, the case could not be anything else than one of the slimmest for the period. Preserved in very nice conditions, it bears a silvered dial adorned with very fine indexes and a set of slim baton hands to keep the Zen sensibility alive throughout. This Audemars Piguet dress watch in 18k white gold is a simple but well-proportioned watch all the way around.