67 Audemars Piguet Extremely Rare and Very Well Preserved, Cioccolatone, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Silvered Dial, Reference 5063

Estimate: €20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold €29,900

Model: Cioccolatone
Reference: 5063
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13
Case N°: 279
Movement N°: 54 567
Dimensions: 36 × 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Nicknamed “Cioccolatone” due to its resemblance to a square of chocolate, the present lot strike for its large distinctive shape and curved profile that really capture the zeitgeist of the time of its release in the 1950s, echoing the grand contemporary American curves of the period. Audemars Piguet’s reference 5063 is a wonderful example of the artistically flamboyant design language expressed by the brand during the mid-20th century. Focusing on clean lines and biomorphic shapes, the brand created a new aesthetic with this large, organic, square-shaped wristwatch with rounded stepped lugs and bezel, along with the slightly curved case. The present 5063 is well preserved in outstanding original condition, remaining crisp since it was first produced. This particular configuration, with the seconds at six o’clock comes with an uncommon silvered dial that is aged to very beautiful cream color with pink-gold baton indexes and is appreciated by traditionalists and nonconformists for its elegant simplicity and the purity of its design. Its avant-garde, industrial design exemplifies the beauty and artistic creativity the brand is known for.