256 Audemars Piguet Elegant and Well Preserved, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Date and Silvered Dial

Estimate: €8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold €12,350

Reference: 5281
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: K2072
Case N°: 40 283
Movement N°: 96 115
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Audemars Piguet has always maintained a fine balance between their offerings of bold and audacious timepieces as well as the more classical, like the present lot. This vintage specimen presents a Calatrava-style face with center-sweep seconds. The stainless steel round case has a stepped smooth bezel and solid, straight and sharp lugs that characterize this appreciated model. The silvered dial is remarkable for conservation, beauty and simplicity, with only applied baton indexes in black and aperture for the date with a frame at 3 o’clock. The time is marked by sleek steel pencil hands. This model is set in motion by the self-winding Caliber 2072 cradled in the 36 mm steel case with water-resistant traits, evident through the screwed-down case back.