Lot 51: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel, C 68238, c. 2004
by Auctionata Paddle8 AG
October 20, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel Automatique, Ref. C 68238
Switzerland, c. 2004
Automatic movement, caliber 2120/4; 36 jewels, hour, minute, date, weekday, month, moon phase, perpetual calendar
White dial with an octagonal bezel, gold and blued hands
Watch case of 18 karat yellow gold
Original expanding strap of 18 karat yellow gold with folding clasp
Case no. 075
Fineness on the case and the clasp ‘750’, as well as a Swiss assayer’s mark for the fineness (Helvetia)
Dial, case, movement and clasp signed
A storage box is enclosed
Case diameter: 39 mm; strap length: 157 mm
Total weight: 173.9 g
Watch case with minimal scratches
Functional, overall very good condition with minimal traces of wear
During in house testing the watch was functional. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed.
Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed. Overhaul recommended at buyer’s expense.
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0 – mint condition
1 – very good condition with minimal traces of wear
2 – good condition with minor traces of wear
3 – good condition with traces of wear
4 – worn condition with substantial traces of wear
5 – well worn condition with substantial damages to dial, casing or movement
The friends and represseurs Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piuget founded the watch manufactory Audemars Piuget & Cie. in the Swiss Le Brassus in 1881, where they made models with own movements. In 1889 they won a medal for his pocketwatch ‘Grande Complication’ at the Paris world exhibition. Two years later they made the smallest watch with a minute repetition. In 1891 the first wrist watch with a minute repetition followed. Until today a classic model is the ‘Royal Oak’, which was made by the designer Gérald Genta in 1972. (ala)
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