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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1980
    Reference No: 5714 BA
    Movement No: 198'871
    Material: 18k yellow gold and 14k yellow gold movement
    Calibre: Manual, 2003 squelette
    Dimensions: 33mm. Diameter and 49mm. including bow
    Signed: Case signed, pendant with diamond set initials AP

  • Catalogue Essay

    Skeletonising is one of the most difficult tasks even for the most skilled watch makers.

    In an example like the present one where the bridges of the movement are made of 14k gold, the smallest error can irreversibly harm the structure of the movement. With its know-how, Audemars Piguet’s beautifully demonstrates in this elegant piece how to master all disciplines in the tradition of watch making.

  • 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. 5714 BA
A fine and very rare yellow gold skeletonised and diamond set keyless lever watch and pendant

33mm. Diameter and 49mm. including bow
Case signed, pendant with diamond set initials AP

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF31,250

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm