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FORMERLY PROPERTY OF KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO

Audemars Piguet
RETAILED BY CARTIER: YELLOW GOLD TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE FOR KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO CIRCA 1964
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FORMERLY PROPERTY OF KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO

Audemars Piguet
RETAILED BY CARTIER: YELLOW GOLD TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE FOR KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO CIRCA 1964
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Audemars Piguet
RETAILED BY CARTIER: YELLOW GOLD TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE FOR KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO CIRCA 1964
Dial: silvered
Calibre:
manual winding, 18 jewels
Movement number:
56'660
Case:
18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number:
669
Closure:
18k yellow gold folding clasp
Dimensions:
25 x 25 mm
Signed:
case and movement, dial signed Cartier
Accessories:
Cartier certificate of origin
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Catalogue Note

While not immediately obvious, this watch, retailed by Cartier, was manufactured by Audemars Piguet. It represents the height of understated complexity, a watch perfectly suited to adorn the wrist of a Royal. Its humble 25 mm case conceals the tripe calendar movement and the case back, engraved with a monogram, reveals that this watch was formerly in the possession of King Hassan II of Morocco. While the dial displays a significant amount of information, namely the day, date, month, and both phases and age of the moon, its format, which could so easily be busy and superfluous, is instead balanced and legible.

King Hassan the II (1929 – 1999), son of Mohammed V (1909-1961), led an extraordinarily political life from a very young age. He was introduced to President Roosevelt at the age of fourteen, appointed Chief of Staff to the Moroccan Armed Forces at the age of twenty seven, and ascended to the throne upon his Father’s death at the age of thirty two. His career was remarkably turbulent leading a country that was in a constant state of change, he survived two assassination attempts, one of which required him, ostensibly, to take control of his Royal Boeing 727 facilitating an emergency landing after it was attached by fighter jets in an attempted coup by his interior minister.

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