• Lot 272

    Audemars Piguet. A fine and very rare 18K pink gold cushion-shaped minute repeating jump hour "digital" wristwatch

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, RÉPÉTITION MINUTES, JOHN SHAEFFER MODEL, REF. 25798, NO. 1, MOVEMENT NO. 435'735, CASE NO. D-68099 MANUFACTURED IN 1995

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    Audemars Piguet. A fine and very rare 18K pink gold cushion-shaped minute repeating jump hour "digital" wristwatch
    Signed Audemars Piguet, Répétition Minutes, John Shaeffer model, ref. 25798, No. 1, movement no. 435'735, case no. D-68099 manufactured in 1995
    Cal. 2865G nickel-finished lever movement, 32 jewels, minute repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, square and fan-shaped apertures for the Arabic jumping hours and minutes in the satin-finished top, cushion-shaped case, glazed display back secured by four screws, repeating slide in the band, 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. wide & 40 mm. overall length


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    According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was made in 1995 and sold on 20 June 1995.

    The present watch, numbered 01, is part of the celebrated "John Shaeffer" series of complicated wristwatches in cushion-shaped cases, launched in the 1990s. It is furthermore in new old stock condition.

    From 1906 until the 1920s, Audemars Piguet manufactured approximately thirty-five minute repeating wristwatches, including the cushion-shaped minute repeating wristwatch made for John Wallace Shaeffer, Vice President of the Allied Chemical Corporation, located in Morristown, New Jersey. Sold at auction in 1989, this famous watch is presently in the collection of the Audemars Piguet Museum and served as inspiration for the firm's limited edition "John Shaeffer" series.

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