• Lot 280

    Audemars Piguet, made for Cartier. A fine and unusual 18K gold oversized oval curved wristwatch

    SIGNED CARTIER, LARGE OVAL MODEL, CASE SIGNED CARTIER NEW YORK, NO. 61'574, HAND-STAMPED REFERENCE NUMBER 21'288, MOVEMENT SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET AND NUMBERED 117'818, MANUFACTURED IN 1971

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    Audemars Piguet, made for Cartier. A fine and unusual 18K gold oversized oval curved wristwatch
    Signed Cartier, Large Oval model, case signed Cartier New York, no. 61'574, hand-stamped reference number 21'288, movement signed Audemars Piguet and numbered 117'818, manufactured in 1971
    Cal. K2050/B mechanical movement, 20 jewels, white matte dial, Roman numerals, oversized oval curved case, cabochon sapphire-set crown, back with engraved initials SL and secured by four screws, hidden lugs, 18K gold Cartier deployant clasp with hand-stamped reference number 15703, case signed Cartier New York and numbered, dial signed Cartier, movement signed Audemars Piguet
    56 mm. length


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    According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold to Cartier on 5 July 1971. Interestingly, a similar model, bearing the preceding case number 61'573, was auctioned in this saleroom on 14 May 2007, lot 85.

    The watch belongs to Cartier's "Large Oval" series, which the company introduced in the early 1970s. These watches differ from their counterpart, Cartier London's "Maxi Oval", by featuring
    a larger case and numerals.

    For another "Large Oval" wristwatch with movement signed Audemars Piguet as well as an example of the "Maxi Oval" version see The Cartier Collection - Timepieces, Editions Flammarion, p. 456.

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