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

86 Audemars Piguet Very Rare and Attractive, Lady’s Millenary, Wristwatch in White Gold and Diamonds, Integrated White-Gold Bracelet and Mother-of-Pearl with Diamond Pavè Dial

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 32,500

Model: Millenary
Reference: 79382BC
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Year: 2000s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2046
Case N°: G78528
Dimensions: 25 × 28 mm. Length 180 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Audemars Piguet is mostly renowned for its chronographs or complicated wristwatches, but the firm also produced some remarkable bejeweled lady’s timepieces which nowadays are really difficult to find. The number of productions of these kinds of objects is really low and even lower is the number of pieces that has passed through the auction market: for this reason the lot offered here is a really rare chance and opportunity to purchase an unusual example of high craftsmanship. Made entirely in 18k white gold, its unique structure with the combinations of diamonds, mother-of-pearl make this watch absolutely elegant. This model is called Millenary and its oblong case has an eccentric dial with a base of mother-of-pearl with circle diamonds and a circle of pavè diamonds set. The bracelet is composed of diamond-set oval-shaped rings with buckle. The idea for the Millenary case, came from an old case design made in 1951, but was soon forgotten as it was not as popular as other oval shaped cases. The design was resurrected in 1995 and was named the “Millenary” in honor of the impending third millennium. Preserved in excellent condition, this timepiece must have been worn sparingly throughout its lifetime as it hardly displays any wear.