Audemars Piguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 257200
    Movement No: 387'552
    Case No: D25764
    Model Name: Star Wheel
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2124, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Audemars Piguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, instruction manual, fitted box, outer packaging, hang tag and AP paper pad.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A cavalcade of surprising elements combine to make this Audemars Piguet Star Wheel a gem of technical savoir-faire and design. 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 present very rare pink gold example displays a delightful Arabesque engraved motif on three quarters of the dial, as well as a delicate guilloché motif in its centre giving it undeniable gravitas.

    A unique complication merged with elegant motifs and a rare pink gold case makes the present Star Wheel an excellent addition to any collection.

  • 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. 257200
An unusual and elegant pink gold wristwatch with rotating satellite display complication, blank certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 1995
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF40,320

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021