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.

20 Audemars Piguet An elegant and absolutely fascinating Audemars Piguet lady's watch in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, rubies and integrated bracelet

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Lot Description

Model: Lady's watch
Material: Yellow gold and diamond
Case N°: D 27007
Caliber: Quartz
Bracelet: yellow gold
Dimensions: 25
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

Jewel watches represent a small but significant part of the history of watchmaking. It is precisely from the use of an old and small jewel watch tied to the wrist with a piece of cloth by a nurse in order to better control a child that the modern concert of a wristwatch was born. From that moment on, the production of women’s timepieces has progressed more and more, achieving absolutely excellent manufacturing results. The present Audemars Piguet is a combination of elegance, refinement and innovation, as well as a remarkable demonstration of skill. The integrated 18k yellow-gold bracelet has a very special structure of great effect, capable of being at the same time very robust but also delicate while the deployant still shows all the extremely light and deep punches. The circular case has a ring decorated with two rows of diamonds of 2 different sizes with brilliant cut, for a total of about 48 stones. The dial offers a splendid pavé-diamond texture with 3 small rubies at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock to indicate the hours. Whether you want to consider it’s a watch or a jewel, this object is undoubtedly an example of the notorious skills of the Audemars Piguet house in creating pieces that are always very fascinating.