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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3446

    AUDEMARS PIGUET, "JULES AUDEMARS - TOURBILLON REPETITION MINUTES CHRONOGRAPHE"

    PINK GOLD MANUAL-WINDING MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

    CASE F48139, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

    Price Realised  

    AUDEMARS PIGUET, "JULES AUDEMARS - TOURBILLON REPETITION MINUTES CHRONOGRAPHE"

    PINK GOLD MANUAL-WINDING MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
    CASE F48139, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

    Calibre 2874, 38 jewels, "KIF Elastor" screw balance, Breguet balance-spring, repeating on gongs via hammers, guilloched black dial with plain chapter ring, recessed engine-turned subdial for the minute counter, three-part case in 18k pink gold, polished and satined, display case back fastened by six screws, band with repeating slide piece, 18k pink gold AP deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 43 mm.


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    US$100,000-150,000
    EUR76,000-114,000

    Accompanied by Audemars Piguet special presentation box, certificate, booklet and magnifying glass.

    The JULES AUDEMARS TOURBILLON REPETITION MINUTES CHRONOGRAPHE is a superb example of haute horlogerie at its summit from both technical and aesthetic standpoints. By combining a manually-wound column-wheel chronograph with two of the most difficult complications in watchmaking, the creation is destined to delight the most discriminating of collectors and aficionados.

    The masterpiece pays respect to Jules-Louis Audemars, who founded Audemars Piguet & Co. watchmaking factory with Edward-Auguste Piguet in 1881. Due to its technical intricacy, only a handful will leave the workshop in Le Brassus, Switzerland each year. At the heart is the calibre 2874, a movement that is in full accord with the highest degree of haute de gamme craftsmanship, totalling 665 individual miniscule parts. All bridges are decorated with hand-applied Cotes de Geneve, while each individual steel component meticulously chamfered and polished.