12 May 2008
Audemars Piguet. A very fine and rare 18K white gold cushion-shaped jump hour "digital" wristwatch
Signed Audemars Piguet & Co., No. 39597, manufactured in 1926
Cal. 9''' FSG circular nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, in tonneau-shaped case with square and fan-shaped apertures for the Arabic jumping hours and minutes, satin-finished top, back and sides, snap on back, case and movement signed and numbered
27 mm. wide & 35 mm. overall length
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The present watch is described and illustrated in Audemars Piguet by Gisbert L. Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Martin K. Wehrli, first edition, p. 185, pl. 160 a & b.
According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was manufactured in 1926 and sold to New York in 1929.
The present watch is a very fine and attractive example of one of Audemars Piguet's "jump hour" wristwatches made during the 1920s, preserved in excellent overall condition.
For a note on "Jump Hour" watches signed Audemars Piguet see the previous lot.
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