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PROPERTY FROM A FAMILY COLLECTION

Philippe Dufour for Audemars Piguet
A LIMITED EDITION AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED TWO-TRAIN MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE WATCH, RETAILED BY ASPREY CIRCA 1982 NO 1
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,340,000 HKD
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2310

PROPERTY FROM A FAMILY COLLECTION

Philippe Dufour for Audemars Piguet
A LIMITED EDITION AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED TWO-TRAIN MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE WATCH, RETAILED BY ASPREY CIRCA 1982 NO 1
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,340,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Philippe Dufour for Audemars Piguet
A LIMITED EDITION AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED TWO-TRAIN MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE WATCH, RETAILED BY ASPREY CIRCA 1982 NO 1
• manual winding three quarter plate damascened nickel two-train lever movement, 33 jewels, minute repeating and grande and petite sonnerie striking on gongs with two polished steel hammers, transparent dust cover, 18k yellow gold cuvette • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, outer minute track • 18k yellow gold case, hinged plain case back, two slides for "hours/quarters" and "silence/strike" in the band, repeating button in the crown • case and dial signed by Audemars Piguet, cuvette signed by Audemars Piguet and the retailer Asprey, movement further signed by Philippe Dufour and Audemars Piguet
diameter 61 mm
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Catalogue Note

Prior to venturing on his own as an independent watchmaker, Phillipe Dufour worked in the house of Audemars Piguet.  From 1983 to 1988, Dufour devised the world's first Grande and Petite Sonnerie open-faced pocket watch made exclusively for the brand.  He created five examples, and the present lot is numbered 1, making it exceptionally desirable among collectors.   

In accordance with all of Dufour's creations, this pocket watch was handmade with a beautiful and complex movement consisting of two barrels, both fitted to wind independently with dual recoiling clicks.  Though made for Audemars Piguet, Dufour left his artist's mark, signing the movement discreetly on the underside of the dial.  This particular example was also retailed by the illustrious British luxury brand, Asprey, enhancing its desirability and presenting a unique opportunity for collectors and patrons of the Independent Watchmakers' art to acquire a horologically important masterpiece.   

獨立製錶大師Phillipe Dufour在經營個人品牌之前曾受雇於鐘錶大廠"愛彼"。1983至1988年間,他發明瞭此品牌獨家擁有首枚大小自鳴懷錶。此款僅製造5枚,編號為1的懷錶一直以來都深受藏家追捧。

如其他Dufour的作品一樣,這枚懷錶內置精美手工打造複雜結構機芯,具備可獨立上鏈的雙發條盒。儘管品牌為愛彼所擁有,Dufour還是將自己製造者的印記低調地加刻在錶盤背部。此錶款由知名英國奢侈品牌Asprey發行,強調了它高貴的身份。這次拍賣無疑是一個獨一無二的機會,必將吸引希望擁有這枚典範之作的收藏家及獨立製錶人的擁護者。

 

 

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