Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 – 18 July 2019 | Monaco
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.
230 Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet LUCKY Quadrifoglio platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch number 1 for Asprey
Estimate: € 22,000 – 45,000
Sold € 29,900
Model: Quantieme Perpetuel Automatique
Case N°: 65044 Pezzo N°1
Movement N°: 294399
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Audemars Piguet probably has one of the most illustrious stories in the production of perpetual calendars for wristwatches. Many vintage models represent some of the rarest watches in circulation and real chimeras for the great collectors, but slowly even the most modern models are reaching the status of a collector’s watches. This Audemars Piguet also called affectionately “lucky” quatrefoil, as well as being the number one specimen to come out of the factory, also has the rare and special Asprey signature on the back. This company was founded in 1781 by William Asprey, and was originally based in the suburbs of London until the company moved into its current New Bond Street shop. From its central London location, Asprey immediately improved its sale and advertised ’articles of exclusive design and high quality’ to the point of signing some of the most important watches such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. This unusual and rare platinum wristwatch was made around the year 2000 and immediately became famous for the particular figure of the bezel that remembers the shape of a quatrefoil with the hour and minute marks engraved on it. The four windows that are formed allow to see on the white dial the counters for date, day, month and lunar phases with lunar calendar. The snap on case back shows the Asprey signature and the engraving which shows that this model here is the first one realized. This watch will become part of the small circle of the most sought-after perpetual calendars and therefore it is worth taking advantage of it now.