16 November 2009
Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch
Signed Audemars Piguet, Genève, retailed by Cartier, No. 14'651, hand-stamped with Cartier reference no. 90070, manufactured in 1954
Cal. SMCRV nickel-finished lever movement, 28 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, silvered matte dial, applied gold square-shaped and Arabic numerals, outer five minute divisions, two subsidiary dials for 30 minutes register and constant seconds, circular plain case, enlarged bezel, snap on back, repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through a button in the band and through the crown, case, cuvette and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer, pendant stamped with Cartier reference number
48 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold on 10 August 1954 to New York.
Consigned by a private collector, this watch is distinguished by its excellent overall condition and the rare retailer signature Cartier.
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