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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 26371TI.OO.D002CR.01
    Movement No: 732’542
    Case No: H18352, 8/8
    Model Name: Millenary Minute Repeater
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2910, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 47mm width x 42mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Shapur San Francisco dated 2015, instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Limited to 8 pieces only, the Audemars Piguet Millenary Minute Repeater ref. 26371TI is a sight to behold. A harmonious cultivation of technical expertise, aesthetics and innovative materials, the model features an ultra-light titanium oval-shaped case, a signature for the Millenary.

    Powered by the firm’s revered cal. 2910, the manual-winding movement with a minute repeater complication and its own in-house escapement with double balance springs is perhaps the testament of their technical prowess. Requiring no lubrication with direct impulse escapement offering incredible efficiency by sequencing the linear energy transmitted by the barrels, it enhances accurate timekeeping and robustness. Equipped with twin barrels, the movement has an impressive power reserve of up to 7 days. Furthermore, an extra barrel is in place solely for the minute repeating mechanism ensuring an equal amount of power each time the slider is activated. Featuring a balance-stop system, the smart feature was designed and implemented to ensure that the striking mechanism and time-setting via the crown would not be activated at the same time.

    Offered in “like new” overall condition, the present example numbered 8 is offered with its full set of accessories. A truly exquisite timepiece, thanks to the ultra-light titanium case, not only does it provide the wearer with extreme comfort on the wrist, it also generates a unique chime differing from minute repeating timepieces cased in gold.

  • 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. 26371TI.OO.D002CR.01
A very fine, impressive and rare limited edition titanium semi-skeletonized oval-shaped minute repeating wristwatch with small seconds, warranty, presentation box, numbered 8 of a limited edition of 8 pieces

Circa 2015
47mm width x 42mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$625,000 - 1,250,000 

Sold for HK$630,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022