14 November 2011
Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare 18K gold rectangular hand-skeletonized wristwatch
Signed Audemars Piguet, ref. 5036, case no. 49070, movement no. 63'422, manufactured in 1968
Cal. 10''' TS finely hand-engraved skeletonized rectangular gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, glazed dial, subsidiary seconds, rectangular case, inlaid black Roman numerals to the bezel, glazed display snap on back, 18K gold Audemars Piguet buckle, case and movement signed
24 mm. wide & 33 mm. overall length
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According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was manufactured in 1968.
A similar watch is illustrated in Audemars Piguet by Gisbert L. Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Martin K. Wehrli, second edition, p. 200.
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