Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 74
AUDEMARS PIGUET WORLD'S SMALLEST TOURBILLON Audemars Piguet, "Tourbillon Automatique", No. 299. Made circa 1990. Very fine, rectangular "galbé," thin, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and oscillating weight and an 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet buckle.
C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, small teardrop lugs, backwinder, sapphire crystal. D. Yellow gold with embossed "Sun Ray" pattern, gold dot indexes for the hours, apertures for the visible tourbillon regulator with polished steel bridge at 11 and at 6 for the oscillating weight with the initials "AP". Black oxidized gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 11'’', hand engraved, 32 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator with titanium cage, monometallic balance, self-compensating fl at balance spring. Crystal and movement signed, case numbered. Dim. 29 x 33 mm. Thickness 5.5 mm.
Estimate: 14,000 CHF - 18,000 CHF
Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD
Estimate: 11,000 EUR - 15,000 EUR
Grading system

C 3 D 2-01 M 2* AAA
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The present watch, the world’s fi rst automatic watch with tourbillon, features what was the world’s smallest tourbillon cage at the time of manufacture and the fi rst tourbillon cage to be made from titanium.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
13-05-2012
Sold including buyer's premium:
17,500 CHF