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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 26356PT.00.D028CR.01
    Movement No: 732’713
    Case No: H84628
    Model Name: Jules Audemars Répetition Minutes Heure Sautante
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2907, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet International Warranty Card, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Named after one of the founders of the Le Brassus based manufacturer Audemars Piguet, the Jules Audemars collection of timepieces was first introduced to the public in 1978, paying homage to their ingenious founder who was a renowned pioneer of complicated timepieces at the time. Said to have created over twenty complex movements, Jules Audemars used these movements as a collateral when he partnered with Edward Piguet in 1881.

    The Jules Audemars collection dedicates its traditional Swiss craftsmanship to the finest tier of watchmaking. A timepiece in the collection that certainly stands out among all is the Jules Audemars Répetition Minutes Heure Sautante. Encased in a hefty round 43mm diameter platinum case with its signature polished bezel and lug surface with brushed casebands, the skeletonisized dial enables the wearer to view the intricate and complex craftsmanship of the cal. 2907 featuring jump hours, minute repeater and small seconds. Initially developed in the early 1800s by French Clockmaker Blondeau, the jump hour mechanism enabled a new found way to display time with the hour indicated via a window and its minute depicted via a central hand. Audemars Piguet first incorporated the mechanism in their timepieces in the early 20th century.

    The minute repeating mechanism for this present timepiece delivers an elegant, clear and harmonic chime once activated. Offered with its full set of accessories, the present example is further preserved in excellent overall condition boasting an unpolished case retaining its factory finishes that discerned collectors can admire. Paying tribute to one of the greats of horology, the timeless appeal of the Jules Audemars timepieces will always have a special place in the history of the manufacturer.

  • 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. 26356PT.00.D028CR.01
A very fine and exceptional platinum skeletonized minute repeating wristwatch with small seconds, jump hour, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2017
43mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$800,000 - 1,600,000 

Sold for HK$1,449,000

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Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021