|AUDEMARS PIGUET, TRIPLE DATE,
CHRONOGRAPH & MOON PHASE, TWO-TONE DIAL
Audemars Piguet & Co., Genève, No. 45589. Made in 1942.
Very fine and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with
olive button chronograph, register, tachometer, triple date,
moon phases and age, and two-tone dial.
|C. Three-body, solid, polished, rounded bezel.
D. Silver with applied yellow gold square indexes, outer
minute track with concentric fi fths of a second divisions,
Arabic fi ve minute/second numerals, subsidiary dials with
matte silvered centers for the 30-minute register combined
with the months at 3, for the seconds combined with the
days of the week at 9, subsidiary dial for the date at 12,
sector for the lunar calendar and aperture for the moon
phases at 6, outer blue tachometer graduation. Yellow gold
M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration,
21 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic
balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index
regulator. Dial, case and movement signed.
Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 13 mm.
|Estimate: 60,000 CHF - 80,000 CHF
Estimate: 65,000 USD - 90,000 USD
Estimate: 50,000 EUR - 65,000 EUR
|This model is one of the most beautiful and sought-after wristwatches made by Audemars
Piguet. It is particularly rare with a two-tone dial. The visually appealing dial design makes it
one of the iconic vintage wristwatches of the 1940's. Audemars Piguet fi rst made a watch
with this confi guration of complications around 1924 in rectangular, square, cushion
and tonneau-shaped cases. During the 1940's the circular case with concave lugs was
added to the range. This case shape is now regarded as the most timeless of classics,
extremely similar to the style chosen by Patek Philippe for their complicated watches
at this period. The Audemars Piguet triple-date calendar with chronograph and
moon phases was only ever made in very small numbers and subsequently is
rarely offered at auction
A similar watch is illustrated in
"Audemars Piguet" by Gisbert L.
Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli and
Martin K. Wehrli, p. 246.
|Importantes Montres de Collection
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