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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: circa 1974
    Reference No: 6001
    Movement No: 153'646
    Case No: 100'031
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 2510, 13 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, max length 195mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm. Length, 35mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1974, reference 6001 was available in steel, yellow gold or white gold. It was the first watch Audemars Piguet ever produced with a quartz movement. Faithful to its values of offering the most accurate watches to their clients, the brand used caliber 2510, the most accurate caliber of the time with a maximum of 1 second difference per month. A simple pressure on the pusher added next to the crown would correct this second.
    Featuring a very similar design as the one of the Royal Oak, this watch is the true descendant of the famous Gerald Genta design. Preserved in fantastic condition, the present watch is an extremely rare example of the first model Audemars Piguet produced with a quartz movement.

  • 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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Ref. 6001
A very attractive and rare oval-rectangular octogonal-shaped stainless steel Quartz wristwatch with date and bracelet

circa 1974
42mm. Length, 35mm. Width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF5,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF9,375

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017