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Lot 216
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Audemars Piguet

Estimate
4,500 - 6,500 CHF
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Description

  • A RARE EXTRA FLAT PLATINUM WRISTWATCH REF 5093 MVT 92355 CASE 35780 CIRCA 1964
  • platinum
  • diameter 35 mm thickness 4.5 mm
• cal. 2003 manual winding nickel lever movement,17 jewels, extra flat • silvered dial, gilt batons and railway track • extra flat case with satin-finish bezel, case back secured by three screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum Audemars Piguet buckle

Condition

The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it might benefit from a service in the near future. Dial in good condition. Case with very light scuffs from wear. The strap of this watch contains endangered species; please see Important Notices for further information. Inside case maker's key 23. The strap of this watch contains endangered species; please see Important Notices for further information.
"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."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Reference 5093 was made in various themes within the same style. According to the Audemars Piguet archives, this platinum version is a very rare and unusual version. The reference was manufactured with a calibre n°2003, renowned to be the flattest wristwatch movement in the world with a width of only 1,64 mm. Its production started in 1953 and is still produced by Audemars Piguet today. The present watch was sold in 1965. For more information and similar example of this watch please see: Brunner, G., Pfeiffer-Belli, C. and Wehrli, M. K., Audemars Piguet, 1993, p.201.