Importantes Montres de Collection
LOT 514
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 spade hands. 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
Grading system

C 3 D 3-6-01 M 3
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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
13-11-2011
Sold including buyer's premium:
86,500 CHF