Lot 228
  • 228

Audemars Piguet

100,000 - 150,000 USD
Log in to view results
bidding is closed


  • platinum
  • width 47 mm
• cal. AP 2899 double barrel nickel movement with two balance springs placed perpendicular to each other, 42 jewels • silvered eccentric dial, applied Arabic numerals, outer ring calibrated for the date, aperture to the chapter ring for leap year indication, linear day and month display, subsidiary dials for deadbeat seconds and power reserve, visible balance • Millenary case with stepped bezel, pusher to the band for advancing the date, sapphire crystal display back secured by seven screws • case, dial and movement signed • platinum Audemars Piguet folding buckle


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing. Dial in good condition. The case with some slight scuffs but overall in good condition. Case numbered F 93023. 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

With an Audemars Piguet Certificate and presentation case.

The caliber AP 2899 took five years of development and uses direct impulsion which Audemars Piguet debuted in this watch. It is inspired by a movement invented in 1791 by the French watchmaker Robert Robin. The movement transmits energy directly from the escapement to the balance, eliminating the need for lubrication, and is also shock resistant.

This model was made in a limited series of 20 pieces in platinum.