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
177 Audemars Piguet Unique, Outstanding and Very Attractive, Quantieme Perpetual Calendar, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Skeleton Dial, Calibrated Baguette Rubies Set Bezel and Lugs, Reference 25740PT, With Extract from the Archives and Service Box, Retail
Estimate: € 200,000 – 400,000
Sold € 292,500
Model: Quantieme Perpetuel
Case Material: Platinum and Rubies
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 1/1, D30411
Movement N°: 367406
Dimensions: 38.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives and Service Box
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 and is part of a limited edition made by Asprey, where the other examples have emeralds, sapphires and diamond set. Asprey has a long and established relationship with British royalty dating back to the 1800s when Queen Victoria was awarded the first Royal Warrant. Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state and was also a supplier of special pieces for many other Royal Families that were loyal customers. Among these creations there this set of four watches, especially requested by a member of a Royal Family. It has been retained in basically new old stock condition, furthermore, embellish by the rubies 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 that recalls the red color of the stones and of the strap. 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.