Lot 6
  • 6

Louis Audemars

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • diameter 49 mm
• gilt lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, 18k gold cuvette • white enamel dial, radial Roman numerals, spade hands, three subsidiary dials indicating day in French, date, and seconds combined with fan-form aperture for ages and phases of the moon, aperture for month in French • 18k yellow gold case, monogram to the guilloché hinged back • case numbered 9161 and stamped with Louis Audemars' maker's marks, cuvette signed Charles Oudin and numbered 21561


The movement is running and calendar appears to advance properly, however it might soon need to be cleaned, serviced and adjusted. The cuvette is numbered on the outside 21561 and on the inside 9651. The dial has two slight hairlines coming from the month aperture going up to the edge of the dial and down to the day subsidiary dial. There is also one small hairline near the dial screw at 9 o'clock. The case is in nice and clean condition overall with very good definition to the engine-turned back and a monogram with the letters F and possible D and C. The inside of the back is stamped 9651.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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