Audemars Piguet gold vintage wristwatch, made in 1961
A very fine and rare 18ct yellow gold mid-sized manually wound square
This beautiful and unusual mid-sized square wristwatch is of exceptional quality and remains in superb condition for its age. The unusual gold ribbed dial perfectly matches the design of the case to create a balanced and unified look. Audemars Piguet used the master case maker, Wenger, for the construction of the case. Wenger, whose key mark (number 1) is stamped to the inside of the case back, was one of Geneva’s finest case makers and was used by both Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe for unusually shaped and complex case designs. Incredibly, the signature is printed across the undulating surface of the ribbed dial, but is executed in such a manner that any expected distortion is imperceptible to the naked eye.
Founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, Audemars Piguet remains an independent family business. Throughout their rich history, Audemars Piguet has been responsible for creating some of the most important Swiss watches ever made.
This watch has been fitted with a new Hirsch crocodile watch strap.
[M] Audemars Piguet calibre 2001 manually wound movement, decoratively damascened plates, lever escapement, 18 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif flector shock absorber [D] gold ribbed dial, applied gold faceted baton numerals, gold hands [C] 18ct yellow gold case, ribbed upper case with satin finished sides, snap-on satin finished case back [S] case, dial and movement signed
Width excluding crown: 25mm
Length including lugs: 30.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 6.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
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