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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 374

    Audemars Piguet, made for Tiffany & Co. A fine and rare 18K gold and enamel openface minute repeating split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with 30 minutes register

    AUDEMARS PIGUET & CO., RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., NO. 14'831, MANUFACTURED IN 1923

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    Audemars Piguet, made for Tiffany & Co. A fine and rare 18K gold and enamel openface minute repeating split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with 30 minutes register
    Audemars Piguet & Co., retailed by Tiffany & Co., No. 14'831, manufactured in 1923
    Cal. 18''' SMCCRV nickel-finished lever movement, 32 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, gold cuvette, the silvered dial with Arabic numerals, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minutes register and constant seconds, in circular case with inlaid black enamel Greek pattern decorated bezel, rim, pendant and bow, hinged back, repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through a button in the band and through the crown, case and movement signed and numbered by maker, cuvette numbered, dial signed by retailer
    48 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold in 1923 to Wittnauer, their agent for North America at the time.
    This fine watch features the Greek meander pattern on the bezels and the bow, typical for Audemars Piguet's celebrated triple complications from the period.