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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 25858BC
    Movement No: 600'149
    Case No: F10231
    Model Name: Jules Audemars
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2872, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Warranty, Authentication and register certificate booklet stamped by Tirana, Albania retailer "La Swiss" and dated December 2008, multiple documents concerning purchase and shipment of the piece at a public sale in 2015, multiple documents concerning an AP service made in 2016, leather Audemars Piguet travel box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet is one of the most hallowed watchmaking brands, and one of the last family-owned manufacturers. While nowadays most renowned for the Royal Oak line of timepieces, the brand’s more classical creations are absolute masterpieces of design and technology, and manufactured in extremely restricted numbers. Both the ultimate mastery of the art and the limited output are a direct link with the past of Audemars Piguet.

    The present example marvelously exemplifies how the brand manages to interpret its distinguished heritage in light of the modern evolution of watchmaking design. It features the two arguably most sought-after horological complications - the tourbillon and the minute repeater - housed in an exquisitely retro-modern Jules Audemars case, inspired by the classic cases of the mid-twentieth century but reinterpreted in a modern key. The dial design is simple but full of character, the exposed tourbillon being the undoubted protagonist, subtly complemented by the guillochage and the asymmetric chapter ring for the hours.


    Reappearing after 6 years on the market (being last sold in 2015), the watch has in the meanwhile undergone a complete overhaul by Audemars Piguet - fully detailed by the accompanying documents -

  • 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. 25858BC
An elegant and highly complicated white gold minute repeating wristwatch with tourbillon regulator and Guarantee

2008
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 80,000 
€36,300-72,600
$43,600-87,100

Sold for CHF81,900

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021