Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

21 Audemars Piguet Elegant and Attractive, Very Thin Flying Source Wristwatch in Gold, With Two Tone Dial and Guilloché Bezel, Reference 5093

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Lot Description

Model: Disco Volante
Reference: 5093
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1950’s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 6391
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In the 1950s, the quest for satisfying the demands of the watch-buying market pushed the brands not only to the development of complicated watches but also to the creation of designs that could surprise and amaze. One of the main goals was also that of making the thinnest watch possible and Audemars Piguet succeeded more than others giving birth to the Disco Volante or flying saucer, reference 5093. Considered as one of the thinnest and more aesthetically complex time-only watches AP has produced, this lot is absolutely incredible. Manufactured in yellow gold and equipped with a solid tile bracelet of the same material, the 35 mm case has a “clous de Paris” textured bezel capable of giving so much depth and presence on someone’s wrist. This very case has been preserved in great conditions with a nice oxidation spreading almost all around the bezel. The incredibly beautiful two-tone silver and yellow-gold color sector dial have gilt painted radial indexes and a large black dot at 12.