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$21,000

39 bids

No reserve
Auction Ended
07/16/21
At Jul 16, 4:00 PM UTC
Lot #1014

Audemars Piguet Yellow Gold Star Wheel 25720

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Introduction

In 1991, Audemars Piguet released the "Star Wheel", a watch that displays time via three sapphire disks. The minutes are displayed on a separate linear track in the upper portion of the dial. Produced solely in precious metals and in extremely limited quantities, the Star Wheel has served as inspiration to the likes of Urwerk, amongst other independent watchmakers.

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Grade

M 8

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$15,000 – $25,000

The Details

Brand

Audemars Piguet

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Star Wheel

Movement

Self-Winding Caliber 2124

Reference

25720ba

Bracelet

Leather

Year

Early 1990's

Condition

Excellent

Material

18k Yellow Gold

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Gold & Silver with Sapphire Disks

THE DETAILS

A close-up showing the hand engraved accents on the gold dial ring. Also visible are the eight-sided, star shaped posts that hold the sapphire hour discs.

THE MOVEMENT

A view of the calibre 2224 self-winding movement. It is based on a Jaeger-Lecoultre movement, with modifications to accomodate for the Star Wheel functionality.

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 superb. Case and bezel show mild signs of wear, with only a few hairline scratches primarily. The hallmarks and case engravings are strong, with no indication of deterioration. Overall, the dial is very nice. There are a couple of small marks that can be found on the left edge of the minute track and on the far outer edge of the gold bezel, at approximately eight o' clock respectively. However, these are only visible under 10x magnification. The leather strap and gold-plated buckle are custom made and not original to the watch.

Our Perspective

The Star Wheel is an AP model I've always much admired. Perfectly unconventional, it was truly advanced for its time. It took other brands, such as Urwerk, several years to incorporate sapphire disks in their watches to display time. This particular model would appeal to both vintage and modern collectors alike. It is a solid example of the style, and would be a highly prized addition to any collection.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

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Lot # 1014

Audemars Piguet Yellow Gold Star Wheel 25720

Sold

$21,000

Ended
07/16/21