Lot 69
  • 69

AUDEMARS PIGUET | GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 5526BAYELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR AND MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATIONCIRCA 1971

Estimate
50,000 - 100,000 CHF
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81,250 CHF
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Description

  • Audemars Piguet
  • GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 5526BAYELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR AND MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATIONCIRCA 1971
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. JSMCCRVQ manual winding, 36 jewelsMovement number: 120'879Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on backCase number: 62'474Dimensions: 50 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: none

Catalogue Note

Audemars Piguet confirms that the watch movement was made in 1971, and later completed and sold in 1978 in the Caribbean to the present consignor.

Few manufacturers continued to produce grand complication watches in favor of more utilitarian pieces. Audemars Piguet committed their brand to maintaining an extraordinary level of watchmaking, and continued to manufacture highly complicated hand-finished timepieces such as the present lot, featuring a minute repeater, perpetual calendar and split-seconds complication.

For a similar example, no. 26865, see Brunner, G., Pfeiffer-Belli, C. & Wehrli, M., Audemars Piguet, Masterpieces of Classical Watchmaking, 1993, p.155. 

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