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

59 Audemars Piguet Very Rare and Highly Decorated, TV Screen Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Engraved Dial, Lapis Lazuli Indexes, Box, Papers and Service

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 9,750

Model: TV Screen
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 86767
Movement N°: 154549
Dimensions: 29 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers

People often link Audemars Piguet with the Royal Oak and often forget that the brand was making watches long before this nowadays iconic model ever came to life. In fact, AP has a distinguished history of producing exquisite dress watches in precious metals and often embellished with particular dials. The here offered lot is a stunning example of dress watch that could perfectly fit the wrist of a respectable and refined collector. The square shape of this case is timeless with quite a large flat bezel. The watch is in astonishing conditions with no evident signs of wearing and very deep engravings on the back screwed down by 8 screws. The dial is absolutely gorgeous with a thin mesh textures, which gives the impression of having been pressed over the glass. The four square indexes are in the most appreciated material ever for watches aficionados, the lapis lazuli stone. Lapis lazuli often occurs in nature with deposits of two other minerals: calcite (which shows as white veins in the stone) and pyrite (which look like gold veins). This dial contains no calcite deposits but has pyrite flecks that perfectly recall the color of both case and dial. Sold with its original box and warranty, the watch is surely the perfect gentleman’s watch.