Lot 48
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Price Realised: USD 13750.00
Estimate : USD 12,000 - 18,000


CIRCA: 1992
CASE DIAMETER: 32.5 x 29mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Black crocodile with Audemars Piguet deployant buckle
BRACELET SIZE: 6.8 inches / 175mm
DIAL: Gold
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Time only
ACCESSORIES: Audemars Piguet leather presentation binder, product literature, Audemars Piguet leather wallet, certificate of origin (blank), and Audemars Piguet service box

Lot Notes

Φ Please note the endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a [brown] calf leather strap (not shown). The endangered species strap may be available for collection from the New York Christie’s saleroom – please contact Christie’s Client Service Center at watchesonline@christies.com
For further information please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

The case is in excellent condition with few scratches. The case appears to be polished. The dial and hands appear to be original and in excellent condition. The dial and hands appear to be original and in excellent condition. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. The watch was recently overhauled by Audemars Piguet and is still under the 2 year guarantee from December 12, 2015.

The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

Additional Charge Details

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Payment Information

You must pay the full amount due (including any additional charges) no later than March 16, 2017. This applies even if you wish to export the lot and an export license is required. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by Christie’s in full, cleared funds.
Purchases cannot be delivered to P.O. boxes. If you opt to collect your purchase(s) at the Christie’s location where the property is located, kindly email Christie’s Client Service Center at watchesonline@christies.com to schedule your collection at least 24 hours in advance and to secure any relevant forms. Payment must be made online prior to collection. Collection is only available at the Christie's location where the property currently resides. Should you send someone to collect your purchase(s) on your behalf, please complete a Letter of Authorization and send it to us at watchesonline@christies.com prior to collection. Your representative must present a valid picture ID at the time of collection, such as a driver’s license or passport.

Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Lot Essay

John's Pick
In 1986, Audemars Piguet launched the worlds first automatic tourbillon wristwatch. In doing so, they created one of the worlds smallest and lightest tourbillon movements. It was the first tourbillon to have a titanium cage. In a conscious effort to keep this model thin, Audemars Piguet integrated the case into the movement. The case back is the base plate for the movement. The watch features a symmetrical design due to the watch having a back wind crown. The dial has a an aperture at 6 o'clock revealing an "AP" which is the movements winding weight. The dial features the exposed tourbillon movement at 11 o'clock and the dial design is of sun rays reminiscent of an Egyptian relief. Considering the history of this model, and the complication, this is an undervalued timepiece and a great opportunity for a collector to own one.

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