Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

184 Audemars Piguet A special and gorgeous Audemars Piguet Quantieme Perpetuel Calendar reference C43262 in yellow gold and mother of pearl with moon phases and bracelet

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Lot Description

Model: Quantieme Perpetuel Automatique
Material: Yellow Gold and mother of pearl
Reference N°: C43262
Case N°: 12
Caliber: 21C - 2120/2
Movement N°: 286728
Bracelet: Yellow Gold and mother of pearl

It was 1875 when Jules Louis Audemars joined forces with Edward Auguste Piguet giving life to the now extremely famous Audemars Piguet watch factory. They worked together to develop watches equipped with complex mechanisms and precision still at the base of its production. Over the years 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. Among the very important watches, Audemars Piguet has been able to produce during all its history probably the complication of the perpetual calendar is the favorite of the Swiss brand. The good aesthetic success of these creations was very important as well, paying attention to every detail so that the watch could also be tasteful, sometimes using unusual materials. The lot offered here fully reflects these characteristics and it is a pearl for its beauty. The choice of the noun “pearl” is not accidental given that both bracelet and dial were made using the mother-of-pearl. On the bracelet, it’s clearly visible the fascinating yellow-gold structure with, centrally, three mother-of-pearl bands. The thin and circular stepped case in yellow gold with snap on back is definitely elegant and became even more attractive with the addiction of the special mother-of-pearl dial with the recessed subsidiary dials for the months, days of the week and date, and moon phase. This is an understated example of an Audemars Piguet Quantieme Perpetuel wristwatch.