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$38,000

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Auction Ended
07/09/21
At Jul 9, 4:08 PM UTC
Lot #1004

Audemars Piguet Platinum Quantieme Perpetual Ref. 25657

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Introduction

Introduced in 1978, the Quantieme Perpetual was an extraordinary achievement in watchmaking. At the time it was released, it reigned as the world's thinnest, self-winding perpetual calendar. The movement was used in only a handful of models by Audemars Piguet, most notably, the Royal Oak.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$15,000 – $25,000

The Details

Brand

Audemars Piguet

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Quantieme Perpetual

Movement

Self-Winding Caliber 2120/2800

Reference

25657

Bracelet

Crocodile Leather

Year

1980's

Condition

Light Wear, Superficial Scratches

Material

Platinum

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

Made of white gold, the 'Tuscan' blue dial is one of the rarest and most sought-after variations. The details in the finish are absolutely superb.

THE CASEBACK

This example features a solid caseback with rounded detail around the edge- characteristic of the latter series of productions of the Ref. 25657. This series is prior to Audemars Piguet introducing a clear exhibition back on the Quantieme Perpetual models.

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

The overall condition of the watch is excellent. The dial and hands show no indication of aging or damage. The high polish bezel has very light hairline scratches. The case shows minimal to no signs of wear. The caseback has some light hairline scratches which are only slightly visible on the high polished section. There is no doubt that this watch has been carefully taken care of. The strap has only a few faint marks but is still in great condition. The buckle is original to the watch and has extremely tiny needlelike abrasions.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, an alternative leather strap to the existing exotic skin version, shall be provided.

Our Perspective

Although historically the Quantieme Perpetual has been underappreciated, there is no doubt that this is changing fast. These early variations are becoming increasingly arduous to find, and the fact that this is in platinum with a Tuscan blue dial, makes it a watch worth owning.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

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Lot # 1004

Audemars Piguet Platinum Quantieme Perpetual Ref. 25657

Sold

$38,000

Ended
07/09/21