13 November 2006
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 and two-tone silvered dial
Signed Audemars Piguet, Geneve, ref. 5532, no. 33'809, manufactured in 1963
Cal. SMCCRQV 18''' nickel-finished lever movement, 33 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, the two-tone silvered matte 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, the inside of the snap on back with engraved inscription Richard E. Riegel, Jr., Montchanin, Dela., the outside centred by engraved initials RER, 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
48 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold in 1963.
A similar watch is illustrated in Audemars Piguet by G. Brunner, C. Pfeiffer-Belli, M. Wehrli, second edition, p. 155.
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