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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 229

    Audemars Piguet. A very fine, large and rare 18K white gold chronograph wristwatch with one minute tourbillon

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPHE, JULES AUDEMARS MODEL, REF. 26010BC, MOVEMENT NO. 600'845, CASE NO. F-65319, CIRCA 2004

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    Audemars Piguet. A very fine, large and rare 18K white gold chronograph wristwatch with one minute tourbillon
    Signed Audemars Piguet, Tourbillon Chronographe, Jules Audemars model, ref. 26010BC, movement no. 600'845, case no. F-65319, circa 2004
    Cal. 2889 nickel-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, the engine-turned white dial with applied white gold Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, the three-armed one minute tourbillon carriage with monometallic balance exposed through a glazed aperture, in large circular satined case with polished bezel, downturned lugs, glazed display back secured by five screws, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18K white gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp depicting the letters AP, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificat d'Authenticité et d'Exclusivité and instruction manual. Further delivered with the original fitted veneered presentation box containing a gilt metal and leather-covered loop and outer presentation box.

    "Why simplify when you can make things more complicated?" The present watch beautifully exemplifies Audemars Piguet's motto when striving for new heights in the world of complicated timepieces. The Jules Audemars collection pays tribute to one of the manufacture's founders and is a refined line embodying a legacy of intricate knowledge inherited from traditional horology. The models are distinguished by round cases with exquisitely rounded and satin-brushed sides, subtly reminiscent of the early pocket-watches. In keeping with these fundamental principles, Audemars Piguet has created a magnificent synthesis of noble characteristics: mechanical hand-wound movements featuring hand-crafted and decorated parts, ranging from "time only" to highly complicated wristwatches, such as the present watch.