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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1993
    Reference No: 257238A 0000262
    Case No: D 22124
    Model Name: Repetition Minutes
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 2865, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Burgundy Audemars Piguet crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet buckle stamped AP
    Dimensions: 29 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved No 44
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet blank Certificate of Origin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jump hour watches were particularly fashionable during the 1920s Art Deco period. Their clean dial, which displayed the house and minutes through small apertures, exemplified the Art Deco style in their elegant and functional design. The present watch is a modern tribute to the iconic jump hour watches from the 1920s.

    Audemars Piguet's most famous minute repeating wristwatch with a jump hour display was made for John Wallace Shaeffer, Vice President of the Allied Chemical Corporation, located in Morristown, New Jersey.

    The present watch is in excellent overall condition and the repeating is in phase with a very good tone and clarity.

  • 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. 257238A 0000262
A fine yellow gold minute repeating jump hour wristwatch with certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 1993
29 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved No 44

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016