11 June 2004
Audemars Piguet. A fine and rare platinum openface minute repeating split-second chronograph keyless lever watch
Signed Audemars Piguet & Co, retailed by Tiffany & Co, No. 29760, circa 1923
SMCRV, with nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered brushed dial with stylized Arabic numerals, outer track calibrated for 60 units, blued steel pierced hands, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minute register and constant seconds, the circular case with plain hinged back, one chronograph button in the band and one through the crown, minute repeat slide in the band, case numbered, dial signed by retailer, movement signed by maker
47 mm. diam.
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Audemars Piguet confirm the sale of this watch in 1924.
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