11 June 2004
Audemars Piguet. A fine 18K gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch with unusual hooded lugs
Signed Audemars Piguet, No. 51684, circa 1947
With circular nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered brushed dial with Arabic and dagger numerals, subsidiary seconds, the rectangular shaped case with cylindrical-shaped stepped hooded lugs, snap on back, together with an associated removeable 18K gold woven mesh bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
27 mm. wide
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Audemars Piguet confirm the sale of this watch in 1949.
Some collectors have noted that this rare Audemars Piguet model resembles the Patek Philippe Top Hat, references 1450 and 2480.
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