15 November 2004
Audemars Piguet. An extremely fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed Audemars Piguet & Co., movement no. 35703, case no. 99211, ref. 5526, circa 1968
Cal. JSMCCRVQ nickel-finished lever movement, 36 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, the silvered matt dial with applied baton numerals, four subsidiary dials indicating month combined with leap year indicator and 30 minutes register, day, date and phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, in plain circular case with snap on back, repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through a button in the band and through the crown, case, dial and movement signed
49 mm. diam.
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According to the records of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold to the US on 24 September 1968.
A similar watch is illustrated in Audemars Piguet by G. Brunner, C. Pfeiffer-Belli, M. Wehrli, p. 155.
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