Lot 240
  • 240

Audemars Piguet

15,000 - 20,000 CHF
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  • dimensions 28.5 x 32.5 mm
• cal. 2870 automatic movement, 32 jewels, platinum-iridium alloy pendulum oscillating weight • gilt sun-ray pattern dial, dot indexes, aperture for titanium tourbillon carriage, small aperture revealing part of the blued steel oscillator with applied company initials AP • 18k yellow gold brushed and polished rectangular case with rounded corners, snap-on front, winding crown on the back, back displaying 6 jewels • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet clasp


Please note that the movement has not been checked for timekeeping accuracy and Sotheby's will not be held responsible for any repairs should they be required. The movement is running at the time of cataloguing. Dial in very good condition. Case with very light scuffs from wear.
"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

In 1986, Audemars Piguet released the new calibre 2870. It was the first production of a tourbillon with automatic winding. With a case size of 7.2 mm in diameter with a height of 2.5 mm it was the smallest tourbillon produced at that time.
The texture on the dial is modelled on Egyptian mythological symbols.