A very fine and exceptional platinum minute repeating jump hour skeletonized wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2009
    Reference No: 26356PT.00.D028CR.01
    Case No: 642'217
    Model Name: Jules Audemars
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2907, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with an Audemars Piguet Extract of Archive.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Jules Audemars Collection pays tribute to one of the founding members of the brand who was a pioneer in complicated timepiece design. He was said to have created approximately twenty complex movements and used these as collateral when he entered his partnership with Edward Piguet in 1881. It is a fitting tribute to him that this line of watches includes many rare and exceptional timepieces including this impressive skeletonized Jump Hour minute repeating wristwatch.

    The minute repeating timepiece is a highlight of any collection and when combined with the elegance of the Jump Hour the resultant watch is a classic icon. The Jump Hour mechanism was developed by the French clockmaker Blondeau in 1830 and provided a new and ingenious way to display time. A central window on the dial featured the hour of the day and changed instantaneously at the end of sixty minutes. The first commercially produced watches became available in the late 19th century following the invention of Austrain Josef Pallweber. Firms like Audemars Piguet produced both pocket watches and wristwatches in the early 20th century and they have a clean sleek appeal with an uncluttered dial.

    The present platinum minute repeating Jump Hour is a lovely manually wound timepiece with a clear and melodic tone. It is both a tribute to a watchmaker who excelled and a brand that seeks innovative challenges.

  • Maker Bio

    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 minute repeating jump hour skeletonized wristwatch

愛彼,型號26356PT.00.D028CR.01,非常精細,鉑金鏤空腕錶,備三問報時、跳時功能,2009年製。附後補證書

2009
43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 700,000 
€46,200-80,900
$51,300-89,700

sold for HK$837,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019