Lot 53
  • 53

Audemars Piguet

15,000 - 30,000 CHF
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  • Audemars Piguet
  • diameter 38.5 mm, bracelet circumference 175mm
• cal. 2121 automatic lever movement, 36 jewels • anthracite tapisserie dial, applied luminous baton indexes and hands, aperture for date • stainless steel Royal Oak case, bezel and back secured by 8 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Royal Oak bracelet and folding clasp


The movement is running at time of cataloging.The dial has signs of aging, the hands and indexes are in excellent condition and are still luminescent in the dark. The AP logo is a bit discolored on the top part of the A. The case has scuffs and scratches throughout, particularly a scuff to the bezel between 9 and 10 which is consistent with the age of the watch and regular use. The case has likely been polished. Overall the watch is in good condition and is a fine example of one of the first Royal Oak watches from Audemars Piguet. Please note that the watch was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"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."