Lot #3168 – Audemars Piguet Cocktail Watch 18k Yellow Gold

Estimate: $1,800.00 – $2,500.00

Vintage ladies 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet cocktail wristwatch.  Champagne Audemars Piguet Geneve dial with beveled yellow gold hour markers.  Smooth yellow gold bezel.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind movement.  Hallmarks are highly visible.  Outside of case back has five digit serial number.  Comes on an 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet mesh bracelet.  Approximate diameter is 21mm with the crown.  Approximately 175mm long.  Approximate gross weight 31.7g.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Has patina throughout.  Dial has minor loss of paint near the center and spotting throughout.  The bracelet has a little stretch on the top lug side connecting to the bracelet.  Overall condition of the watch is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

Edward Auguste Piguet and Jules Louis Audemars founded their company in 1875 and named it Audemars Piguet & Cie in 1881.  They were known for their complicated movements and invented the first minute repeater watch in 1892, Grand Complication pocket watch in 1899, the first jump hour watch in 1921, the first skeleton watch in 1934, the thinnest watch in 1946, the Royal Oak in 1972, the ultra thin tourbillon in 1986, the first automatic Grand Complication watch in 1995 – 1996, the first direct impulse escapement in 2006, and the first carbon watch in 2007 – 2008.

Notable models include the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept, Audemars Piguet Millenary, and Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars, in addition to their Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie line.

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Description

Brand:  Audemars Piguet
Diameter:  21mm with crown
Dial Color:  Champagne
Case Material:  18k yellow gold
Bezel Material:  18k yellow gold
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes
Band:  18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet mesh bracelet
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

Brand

Audemars Piguet