Audemars Piguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1950
    Reference No: 5093
    Movement No: 79'360
    Case No: 20'940
    Model Name: "Disco Volante"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2003, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Original suede Audemars Piguet strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Equipped with the ultra-thin caliber 2003, the present watch is an extremely unusual and attractive specimen. Displaying a two-tone dial, the watch also has an engine-turned bezel and "flying saucer" case design. Extremely unusual for the period, this timepiece shows how Audemars Piguet eschewed the ordinary and created imaginative and daring designs during the 1950s (as well as today). This timepiece is furthermore preserved in excellent condition with crisp case numbers on the case back as well as a visible hallmark.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5093
A rare, extremely slim and attractive wristwatch with two-tone dial and guilloché bezel

Circa 1950
35mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF5,000 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF23,940

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020