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$5,551

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No reserve
Auction Ended
05/19/22
On May 19, 4:05 PM UTC
Lot #1440

Audemars Piguet Day Date Automatic

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Introduction

Speaking to Audemars Piguet's classical aesthetic before the Royal Oak began to dominate AP’s identity, this stunning Day-Date Moonphase stands as a beautiful piece of vintage watchmaking. With classical detailing in abundance, its thin rectangular 18kt yellow gold case features softened corners and gentle lugs that allow this wonderful piece to fill the wrist with a presence that few vintage watches care to emulate. Featuring a white dial, this watch remains entirely understated with black Roman numerals, vintage AP branding and inscriptions, and a clean symmetrical dial with blued steel day and date subdial hands and yellow gold hands for the hours and minutes that combine with the colorful moon phase indicator to serve as playful pops of color on what would otherwise be an entirely monochromatic piece of design. A wonderful watch, this timepiece is an excellent reminder of AP’s roots as a traditional watchmaker who are filled with a rich history and proud sense of tradition and craftsmanship.

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Grade

V 8

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Audemars Piguet

Dimensions

30.4mm x 36mm

Model

Day-Date Moonphase

Movement

Automatic Cal 2124

Reference

N/A

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 1980s

Condition

Very good

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

White

THE DIAL

With its bright white dial sporting vintage-era inscriptions, subdials, and Roman numerals, this beautiful example harkens back to a simpler time in watchmaking where classical aesthetics were championed.

THE CONSTRUCTION

With its rectangular 18kt yellow gold case and rounded corners, this stunning timepiece wears elegantly and fills the wrist just like a contemporary piece of design.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in very good overall condirtion There is wear evident on the surfaces and caseback, and there are minor abrasions visible. The dial has some spotting thruought. Watch comes with its original AP signed buckle. Please note, the movement is in need of servicing.

Our Perspective

Reminiscent of Audemars Piguet's classical identity before the Royal Oak took over the brand's aesthetic, this wonderful piece of vintage watchmaking stands as a wonderful celebration of classical detailing with its thin and elegant construction, clean symmetrical dial and understated design.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1440

Audemars Piguet Day Date Automatic

Sold

$5,551

Ended
05/19/22