Description: • cal. 2385 nickel lever movement, 37 jewels • black
tapisserie dial with outer minute track, luminescent Arabic numerals and indexes, luminescent hands, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, aperture for date • PVD-coated stainless steel
Royal Oak case, screw set bezel, screw down chronograph pushers to the case band, solid case back with engraving featuring the façade of the New York boutique and further inscribed
La Boutique 40 E, 57th, secured by eight screws •
case, dial, and movement signed • with an
Audemars Piguet PVD-coated stainless steel folding clasp
Dimensions: diameter 41 mm
Condition Report: CASE Case in overall very good condition. At the seam of the hooded lugs, where are some small signs of wear to the corners. Some very light PVD loss at the seam nuder close observation. PVD loss to the bezel at 4 and 5, closest to the screw. Manufacturer's protective adhesive still apparent to the case back. Screws for the lugs with some wear. DIAL Dial in excellent condition MOVEMENT Date and chronograph functions working properly. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. ***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."