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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 26015PT
    Movement No: 504'106
    Case No: E68814
    Model Name: Jules Audemars Dynamographe Grande Sonnerie Carillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2891, 57 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max. length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming sale of the present watch in 2004 in the United Kingdom.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Arguably one of Audemars Piguet's most complicated and lavish creations, the present wristwatch stuns both the novice and the established collector with its incredibly attractive design - simple yet exuding elegance and gravitas - and astounding movement. Featuring a 3-gong carillon minute repeater, a Grande/Petit Sonnerie, and a couple indicator, this mechanism is nothing short of than a brilliant and devilishly complex piece of micro engineering. The Grande/Petit Sonnerie can be selected, and muted, via the slide at 2 o' clock; the couple indicator supplies a visual representation of the amount of torque supplied by the mainspring. While a wristwatch will continue to run for a while even at low torque, it keeps more accurate time when at high torque. The present feature thus informs when it is time to wind the watch, in order to maintain the most accurate timekeeping.

  • 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. 26015PT
A rare and extremely fine platinum grande sonnerie minute repeating carillon wristwatch with power reserve and couple indicators and bracelet

2004
39mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$560,000 - 960,000 
€60,900-104,000
$70,000-120,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017