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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 67

    Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare 18K gold square triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, RETAILED BY CARTIER, NO. 56'745, CARTIER HAND-STAMPED REFERENCE NO. 022204, MANUFACTURED IN 1967

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    Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare 18K gold square triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases
    Signed Audemars Piguet, retailed by Cartier, no. 56'745, Cartier hand-stamped reference no. 022204, manufactured in 1967
    Cal. RSQ circular nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, silvered matte dial, Roman numerals, four subsidiary dials indicating day, date, month and moon phases with constant seconds and lunar calendar, square case, cabochon sapphire-set crown, snap on back, 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp stamped EJ and numbered 19'838, case signed and numbered by maker and with hand-stamped retailer's reference number, dial signed by retailer, movement signed and numbered by maker
    25 mm. wide


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    According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was delivered to the company's agent in France in 1967.

    A similar watch bearing number 56'743 is illustrated and described in Audemars Piguet by Gisbert L. Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli and Martin K. Wehrli, p. 231, pl. 311, 313b & 314b. For a black and white image of a comparable wristwatch also by Audemars Piguet and retailed by Cartier see Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 252, and as a colour drawing on p. 179, op. cit. It is however interesting to note that the latter do not feature the typical Cartier bold Roman numerals but the more standard Audemars Piguet dial layout with applied baton numerals.