Audemars Piguet - Magnificent Jewels Geneva Monday, May 12, 2008 | Phillips
    • circa 1930

    • The pavé-set diamond rectangular case extending old-cut and baguette-cut diamond links, each strap terminating in two tapering old-cut diamond hexagonal links, mounted in platinum, 17.2 cm.   

    • Signed movement. With French assay marks

  • Artist Biography

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.

    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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An Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Wristwatch

circa 1930
The pavé-set diamond rectangular case extending old-cut and baguette-cut diamond links, each strap terminating in two tapering old-cut diamond hexagonal links, mounted in platinum, 17.2 cm.   
Signed movement. With French assay marks

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF24,375

Magnificent Jewels

13 May 2008, 2 & 7pm
Geneva