Audemars Piguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN Geneva Saturday, May 12, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1928
    Movement No: 58'765
    Case No: 38'765
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10GHSM , 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 26mm Length, 26mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1928 and its subsequent sale in 1929.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Art Deco movement appeared just before World War I and was a potent combination of modernist style with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. It is no wonder that it was such a flourishing inspiration for the watchmaking industry. The desire to be modern driven by this movement encouraged watch designers to find new ways to indicate time and the jump hour indicator was one of the most coveted of all.

    Made in white gold, the square shape case of the present jump hour watch displays Art Deco style lugs whose design reminds of the one of the Chrysler Building. White gold applied Breguet numerals beautifully complement its vertical satin finish dial. Elegant, modern and sophisticated yet very masculine, this watch embodies the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, a period where design for men’s accessories was exploring new horizons.

  • 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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A very stylish white gold square case jump hour wristwatch with Art Deco type of lugs and applied Breguet numerals

26mm Length, 26mm Width
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF40,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018