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Lot 10
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Audemars Piguet

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 CHF
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Description

  • A RARE AND UNUSUAL LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCHCIRCA 1995 STAR WHEEL, JOHN SHAEFFER 7/10
  • platinum
  • width 33 mm
• cal. 2867 manual winding nickel lever movement, 34 jewels, minute repeating on two gongs • blue dial with sector calibrated for minutes, three transparent rotating discs indicating hours with Arabic numerals • polished and satin finished stepped bezel, sapphire crystal display case-back secured by four screws • case, dial and movement signed • platinum Audemars Piguet buckle

Condition

The movement is running at the time of cataloguing and the repeating function is properly ringing, however it may require a service in the near future to be well preserved. The dial is in very good condition. The case is in good condition with a few light scuffs but overall the watch is in good condition. This is a very rare and unusual Audemars Piguet model. Case n°D71825, mvt n°404210.
"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

One of a limited number of 10 pieces only, this watch displays Audemars Piguet's reinvention of a original and classic design. In 1909, industrialist John Schaeffer requested a customised and unique timepiece from Audemars Piguet . This watch was therefore made in honour of Mr Schaeffer.
T
he unconventional time indication using the star wheel invention inspired other watch manufacturers such as Urwerk with the 103.03 and Harry Winston with the Opus V.

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