• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 261

    Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare 18K white gold square jump hour wristwatch with unusual lugs and bracelet

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET & CO., DIAL BEARING THE SIGNATURE CARTIER, NO. 38'617, MANUFACTURED IN 1928

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    Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare 18K white gold square jump hour wristwatch with unusual lugs and bracelet
    Signed Audemars Piguet & Co., dial bearing the signature Cartier, no. 38'617, manufactured in 1928
    Cal. GHSM 10''' nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered matte dial, window for the jumping Arabic hours, outer applied Arabic numerals for the five minute divisions with central hand, subsidiary seconds, square case, snap on back with engraved inscription S.L.R. from W.H. 2.13.1929, enlarged straight flexible lugs, mesh bracelet and 14K gold deployant clasp signed Cartier, case and movement numbered and signed by maker, dial bearing the signature Cartier
    25 mm. wide & 41 mm. overall length


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    According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold on 24 November 1928 to Metric Watches New York, one of their agents in the United States.

    Examples of similar jump hour wristwatches are illustrated in Audemars Piguet by Gisbert L. Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Martin K. Wehrli, first edition, p. 185, pl. 158, and p. 210, pl. 218.