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Lot 122: Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876

704: Big Vintage – Watches with History

by Auctionata Paddle8 AG

December 9, 2016

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
  • Louis Audemars, Gold Hunter with Perpetual Calendar, 1876
   
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Description: Louis Audemars gold hunter No. 12.766 with minute repetition, perpetual calendar and independent jumping centre second, lunar phase and age, movement made in about 1876, case later.
Cf. Louis-Benjamin Audemars: His Life and Work; Hartmut Zantke; p. 366
Provenance: Collection Hartmut Zantke

Unusually heavy and large, engine-turned, stepped, six-piece 18ct gold case with five-piece recessed hinges, big external slide to activate strike-work, small slide at 12 o’clock to stop jumping centre second. Signed “No. 12.766 Louis Audemars BRASSUS & GENÈVE” on dome. Diameter 64 mm.

Enamel dial with Roman hour numerals, four subsidiary dials: display for date at 3 o’clock, lunar phases and age at 6 o’clock, days at 9 o’clock and months with leap years at 12 o’clock, blued hour/minute spade steel hands, two small gold hands.

Gilded Audemars bridge caliber, two wheel trains, three barrels, winding wheels with stop-work, completely jewelled with crimson rubies, compensation balance with gold screws with blued Bréguet balance-spring, Audemars counterpoised lever (bishop’s crook lever), polished and bevelled steel levers, glazed movement, strike-work with two hammers on two gongs.
Functional, very good condition with minimal traces of wear

Comment: Complicated watch weighing 384 grams, typical top quality Audemars construction.

Functional, very good condition with minimal traces of wear

Louis-Benjamin Audemars: His Life and Work; Hartmut Zantke; p. 366

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