Lot 212
  • 212

Audemars Piguet

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • A FINE 18K YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED MINUTE REPEATING WATCHCIRCA 1913
  • yellow gold
  • diameter 46 mm
• nickel lever movement, 30 jewels, precision regulation, minute repeating on steel gongs, gold cuvette with inscription • white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands • case with repeating slide to the band, engraved initials to the case backcase and movement signed

Condition

The watch has been serviced and in in very good condition. The movement is running and repeating correctly. Dial in good condition. Case in good condition. Cuvette engraved, '1893 1914 FROM Grace and Joe'. Initial to the case back JSS. Case and movement numbered 13741. The 2006 repair paperwork lists the total cost of repairs for a complete overhaul at $18,998 USD.
"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 a Certificate of Authenticity confirming sale in 1913. Together with service paperwork from the manufacturer in 2006.