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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1993
    Movement No: 297'939
    Case No: D37349
    Model Name: Triple Complication Automatique
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated 28 October 1993, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another example of a Triple Complication Automatique wristwatch, please see Audemars Piguet by Brunner, Pfeiffer-Belli and Wehrli, page 278.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Grande complication' wristwatches are extremely rare to come by, and the present example by Audemars Piguet is no exception. The present Jules Audemars Triple Complication Automatique not only features a minute repeating, perpetual calendar and chronograph function, but is also one of the first examples of this model to be manufactured. Combining these three complications within the confined space of a movement requires an exceeding amount of finesse and know-how. Furthermore, this watch is offered in outstanding and original condition. The minute repeating is in phase and has a terrific tone and quality, which really finishes this almost vintage complicated wristwatch.

  • 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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A fine and very rare platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indicator and 52 week register

42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$620,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016