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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 25720PT
    Movement No: 368'539
    Case No: D8239
    Model Name: Star Wheel
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2124, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Even though Audemars Piguet’s motto “To break the rules you must first master them” was introduced in 2012, it never was better embodied than with this model. Introduced in 1989, the Star Wheel collection features an unusual time indication via the star wheel complication - three sapphire disks with printed hours rotate on a center wheel, the hour pointing the minutes on a 120-degree sector. The automatic Audemars Piguet Star Wheel was available in yellow gold, stainless steel or platinum.
    The present platinum version displays a fantastic pink copper color guilloché lower dial that perfectly underlines the white portion made to graduate the minutes. The almost invisible sapphire disks rotate around the dial to present the correct time. With its unique complication, the Star Wheel draws attention with its elegant simplicity.

  • 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. 25720PT
An unusual and elegant platinum wristwatch with rotating satellites display complication

Circa 1997
36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for CHF35,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019