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Audemars Piguet
GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 5526BA YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR AND MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 1971
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PROPERTY FROM A DISCERNING COLLECTOR

Audemars Piguet
GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 5526BA YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR AND MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 1971
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Details & Cataloguing

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Audemars Piguet
GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 5526BA YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR AND MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND LEAP-YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 1971
Dial: silvered
Calibre: cal. JSMCCRVQ manual winding, 36 jewels
Movement number: 120'879
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number: 62'474
Dimensions: 50 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
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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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