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.

43 Audemars Piguet A very unusual and rare Audemars Piguet pocket in 14k yellow gold with diamond set bezel. Dial decorated in yellow gold and skeletonized movement with feuille hands.

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Lot Description

Model: Skeletonized Pocket Watch
Material: 14k Yellow Gold
Caliber: 585
Movement N°: 198789
Dimensions: 36 x 40
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

It was 1875 when Jules Louis Audemars joined forces with Edward Auguste Piguet. They worked together to develop watches equipped with complex mechanisms and precision still found in the watches today. 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. Already in 1892 they created the first minute repeating movement for history’s wristwatch. In 1934 the first skeletonized pocket watch was produced and in 1946 came the thinnest wristwatch. 11 years later, in 1957 was introduced the first Audemars Piguet wristwatch with a perpetual calendar and in 1967 the thinnest self-winding calibre with a central rotor was released at only 2.45 mm while in 1986 appeared the first ultra-thin automatic tourbillon wristwatch (Caliber 2870).
Watchmaking milestone, Audemars Piguet deserves a place of honor in every self-respecting collection, and the pocket watch here offered is one of those objects that best represents the AP ability in terms of aesthetics and quality. The thin hexagonal asymmetric case in 14k yellow gold on both sides presents a diamond-set edges decoration a fantastic bramble in gold motif, at the center of which is the heart of the watch: a skeleton movement with gunmetal-colored feuille hands. Precious jewel for its unique style, this watch is further proof of Audemars Piguet’s skill.