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

165 Audemars Piguet Very Charming and Absolutely Fascinating, Cobra, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Rare Full Diamond-set Dial, Reference 5403BC

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 22,100

Model: Cobra
Reference: 5403BC
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1970s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2121/1
Case N°: B30821
Movement N°: 226332
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Audemars Piguet represents one of the most versatile companies on the field, able to reach extremes in the creation of its timepieces. It is indeed the producer of ultra classic dress watches as well as bombastic luxury sports models such as, of course, the Royal Oak. The lot here offered is for sure the perfect mix of elegance and sportiness, combining an almost unique decoration for both case and integrated bracelet. Its classic size of 35 mm and fine material (18k white gold) make the perfect combination for a truly charming watch. Its flashy look is surely given by the rope-twist pattern that covers the whole watch. Usually this kind of decoration is made in a smaller way but in this very case the big mesh is capable of making a stand out of the blue satin dial. Moreover, this example is one of the very few seen with full diamond-set configuration while usually the others have only the 11 indexes for hours and minutes. The beautiful deep blue background accentuates the white printing and the discreet date window at 3 o’clock. The ultra-thin automatic movement of this 5403BC is remarkable.