Description: Here we have a beautifully finished Audemars Piguet dress watch from the 1970's with a 18k solid gold rectangle case, 33mm(h) x 25mm(w), elegant white tone dial with roman numerals, Swiss mechanical (hand-winding), original crown on a black leather band.
Condition: Vintage condition with marks and scratches on the case.
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Story: Since 1875, Audemars Piguet has perpetuated its founders’ ancestral savoir-faire in forward-thinking ways, consistently pushing further the limits of the craft and anticipating society’s ever-changing needs. This uncompromising blend of tradition and innovation is the backbone of the Manufacture’s craftsmanship. Complications are at the heart of Audemars Piguet’s DNA and of the Vallée de Joux’s collective history. Since the inception, the Manufacture has crafted complicated watches, while specialising in perpetual calendars, chronographs and chiming watches. These feats of complication have looked at the past, while anticipating the future. Inspired by the Vallée de Joux’s clear night sky, generations of watchmakers at Audemars Piguet have crafted re¬fined timepieces capturing astronomical cycles. Over the centuries, watchmakers have followed their dream to create refined chiming watches with the sound quality of musical instruments. Building on traditions, Audemars Piguet watchmakers have crafted mechanisms with new functionality, greater reliability and optimal efficiency with each generation. Chronographs were developed in the 19th century with the increasing necessity to measure short periods of time and performances, such as horse races. To be considered a Grande Complication, a watch must include a minute repeater, a split-seconds chronograph and a perpetual calendar. Throughout the years, Audemars Piguet watchmakers and artisans have surpassed technical and theoretical boundaries to craft ever more demanding mechanisms and ground-breaking designs. It all starts with an idea: a new shape, a play on perspective and dimensions, the perfect harmony of lines and curves that the designer sketches out, as he takes the first step in a long journey to turn pioneering concept into horological reality.
Every Watch Has a Story is in no way affiliated with Audemars Piguet and does not claim to be. We simply love their products and make them available to our customers who enjoy surrounding themselves with the best of the best.