12 May 2008,
Price realised CHF 37,000
Estimate CHF 30,000 - CHF 50,000
Audemars Piguet. A fine and unusual 18K gold perpetual calendar keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed Audemars Piguet, No. 31'520, manufactured in 1949
Cal. SVFQ 17 1/2''' nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied gold Arabic numerals, four subsidiary dials indicating month combined leap year display, day, date and phases of the moon combined with constant seconds and lunar calendar, in circular satined case with black enamel Roman numerals to the raised polished bezel, satined snap on back with polished rim, case, dial and movement signed
45 mm. diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold on to New York in 1949.
The present watch is prominently illustrated in Audemars Piguet by Gisbert L. Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Martin K. Wehrli, first edition, p. 135, pl. 117a & b.