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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 275

    Audemars Piguet. An extremely fine and rare 18K gold single button chronograph wristwatch with 30 minutes register

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, GENEVE, NO. 41'846, MANUFACTURED IN 1930

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    Audemars Piguet. An extremely fine and rare 18K gold single button chronograph wristwatch with 30 minutes register
    Signed Audemars Piguet, Geneve, No. 41'846, manufactured in 1930
    Cal. GCCV 11''' nickel-finished lever movement, 24 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied gold dagger and Arabic numerals, outer black railway five minute divisions and blue tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular case with extended angular lugs, snap on back, chronograph mechanism operated through the crown, 18K gold Audemars Piguet buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    30 mm. diam.


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    The present watch, manufactured in 1930, appears to be one of Audemars Piguet's exceedingly rare chronograph wristwatches with the chronograph mechanism operated through the crown. Such single button chronographs are typical for the first years of wrist chronograph production of the 1920s and 1930s, and can be found in either cushion-shaped or round cases. Interestingly, the latter type appears to be rarer in Audemars Piguet's production, since only two circular single button chronographs, one of which being the present one, are illustrated in the main Audemars Piguet reference book.

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    Literature

    Illustrated and described in Audemars Piguet by Gisbert L. Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Martin K. Wehrli, first edition, p. 238, pl. 328 a & b.