A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
158 Audemars Piguet Elegant and Tasteful, Circular, Automatic Wristwatch in White-Gold, With Sector Dial, Reference 5112
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 16,900
Model: Round Watch
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Case N°: 7126
Movement N°: 61 749
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Audemars Piguet has always maintained a fine balance between their offerings of bold and audacious timepieces as well as the more classical creations, like the present lot. This reference 5112 is a notable original piece, preserved in remarkable conditions with few features that make it special. First of all, the white gold circular case has a screw down back with unusual applied pointed bars with sharp facets and high polish finish. Secondly, the dial with tropicalization spreading all over, with applied baton indexes, elegant black crosshairs and signature. Last but not least, yet the most important quality of the whole watch, its 2499 movement. It was one of AP’s first auto wind wrist watch calibers, with 21 jewels, blued screw heads, a swan’s neck regulator and a beautifully machined 18 kt gold weighted rotor. It was in production from 1953 until 1959 when it was replaced by the K2071 and in this pretty short time frame apparently only around 700 of these movements were produced, making this watch very appealing.