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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1921
    Case No: 27'618
    Material: Platinum, diamonds and emeralds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 8RP15/12, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 82 mm. length and 32 mm. width
    Signed: Movement signed Audemars Piguet
    Accessories: With fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fresh to the market, this important platinum, diamond and emerald-set pendant watch with Audemars Piguet movement, manufactured in 1921, is of exceptional quality and has the design and feel of traditional Indian jewellery.

    India, has always been known as a source of diamonds. Jewellery, made of gold and precious gems, was an essential attribute for traditional Indian society. Under British rule, Indian princesses became frequent visitors to London and Paris for business and pleasure. They indulged in the taste for European goods, including clothes, jewellery and watches. They purchased garland style platinum and diamond-set jewellery to traditional Indian jewellery forms updated with diamond setting.

    Traditional Indian gemstones were often polished rather than faceted and set in closed back mountings. This platinum pendant watch is lavishly set with diamond and baguette-cut and cabochon emeralds in very much in the Indian style. At the bottom of the brooch, the diamonds would appear to form a crown, further enhancing the overall look and sophistication. Of extreme rarity and quality, this present pendant watch is truly a work of art in the jewellery and horology world.

  • 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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An exceptionally fine and rare platinum, diamond and emerald-set pendant watch

Circa 1921
82 mm. length and 32 mm. width
Movement signed Audemars Piguet

Estimate
HK$480,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$600,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am