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
251 Audemars Piguet Very Rare and Fine, Open Face Minute Repeater, Pocket Watch in Gold, With White Dial, Leather Pouch and Yellow Gold Chain, Retailed by Gübelin
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 41,600
Model: Pocket Watch Minute Repeater
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 26857
Movement N°: 85913
Dimensions: 47 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Leather Pouch, Yellow Gold Chain and Extract from the Archives
Over the centuries 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. Known for its exquisite high-end jewelry, gemstone expertise, and as purveyors of some of today’s most sought-after luxury watch brands the Swiss, the lot offered here is an exceptional piece of design and craftsmanship by Audemars. A pocket watch with minute-repeating, keyless, seconds register at six o’clock. The combined elements of white dial harmonize in a symphony with its baton indexes for the hours, and outer dot minute divisions for the minutes. The dial is completed and further embellished by the famous retailer Gübelin, opened to the public in Lucerne since 1854. The yellow-gold case has indeed been preserved in excellent conditions and further embellished with a slider button for the minute repeating function. The movement is simply wonderful with the repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band, a feature of the dials of some of the best vintage timepieces and so appreciated by collectors.