View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2203. Audemars Piguet | Repetition Minutes, A limited edition platinum minute repeating wristwatch with satellite hour display, Circa 1995 | 愛彼 | Repetition Minutes  限量版鉑金三問腕錶,備衛星時刻顯示,約1995年製.
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Audemars Piguet | Repetition Minutes, A limited edition platinum minute repeating wristwatch with satellite hour display, Circa 1995 | 愛彼 | Repetition Minutes 限量版鉑金三問腕錶,備衛星時刻顯示,約1995年製

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 HKD

Audemars Piguet | Repetition Minutes, A limited edition platinum minute repeating wristwatch with satellite hour display, Circa 1995 | 愛彼 | Repetition Minutes 限量版鉑金三問腕錶,備衛星時刻顯示,約1995年製

Audemars Piguet | Repetition Minutes, A limited edition platinum minute repeating wristwatch with satellite hour display, Circa 1995 | 愛彼 | Repetition Minutes 限量版鉑金三問腕錶,備衛星時刻顯示,約1995年製

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 HKD

Lot sold:

945,000

HKD

Audemars Piguet

愛彼


Repetition Minutes

A limited edition platinum minute repeating wristwatch with satellite hour display, Circa 1995

Repetition Minutes

限量版鉑金三問腕錶,備衛星時刻顯示,約1995年製


Dial: purple

Calibre: cal. 2867 mechanical, 32 jewels

Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws

Case number: D71823 and 5

Closure: black Audemars Piguet alligator strap and platinum buckle

Size: 33.5 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The minute repeating is in phase with a nice tone and clarity. The dial is in great condition. The wheels advances as they should. The case has seen a minor polished and there is only very minor surface wear to the case. The case back inscription are still crisp and still easy to read. Overall, it is an extremely rare and sought after example.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Audemars Piguet created their first minute repeater wristwatch for American industrialist, John Schaeffer in 1907. This prototype featured a cushion shape case and John Schaeffer's full name as the numerals on the dial. Inheriting this cushion design and the minute repeater, the present Repetition Minutes is an extremely rare complication and is limited to 10 pieces only. Not only does it feature a minute repeater all housed in a petite 33.5 mm platinum case, the dial furthermore exhibits a satellite hour display with three star wheels to track time on the minute track at 12 o'clock, transparent to showcase its enigmatic purple dial. The present watch makes a very impressive horological marvel.