12 April 2006
AUDEMARS PIGUET. A RARE SLIM 18K GOLD CUSHION AUTOMATIC TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH
Signed Audemars Piguet, No. 229, circa 1987
With lever movement, 32 jewels, one minute tourbillon carriage made from titanium with mono-metallic compensation balance visible through aperture in dial at 11 o'clock, hammer-style automatic, automatic weight with AP initials visible through fan-form aperture in dial at 6 o'clock, champagne sunburst-patterned dial, applied disc numerals, curved rectangular case with stepped bezel, the back with engraved description and number and winding crown, case, crystal and movement signed, with 18k gold Audemars Piguet double deployant clasp
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Audemars Piguet commenced production of this model of tourbillon wristwatch in 1986. The slimness of the case design results from the use of the back plate of the movement as the case back, revealing several jewels.
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