3 December 2004
Audemars Piguet for E. Gübelin. A very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel openface minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed E. Gübelin, Lucerne, movement no. 13929, case no. 12590, circa 1924
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 35 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, the silvered dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, four subsidiary dials indicating month combined with leap year indicator, day, date and constant seconds combined with phases of the moon, the circular case with black enamel Greek pattern decorated bezel, rim and triangular bow, 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
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According to the registers of Audemars Piguet, the present watch was sold to Gübelin on September 9, 1924.
A similar watch is illustrated in "Audemars Piguet" by G. Brunner, C. Pfeiffer-Belli, M. Wehrli, pp. 152-153.
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