1950's Audemars Piguet "Extra-Flat" Vintage Mens Midsize Watch - 18K Gold

Audemars Piguet

Item No. 6675

Today's offering showcases this mens midsize Audemars Piguet with ultra thin caliber 2003 movement.

Epitomizing the essence of 'the classic watch' remembered today, it features a lender round gold case, silver dial, thin hands, and simple baton markers. As one writer of the time aptly stated about this style, "This extra-slim watch, whose style embraces only the strict essentials, has continued to seduce for its elegance and discretion."

Just as fine on the inside as it is on the outside, the watch is powered by Audemars Piguet's legendary extra-flat movement, co-developed with Vacheron & Constantin.

Released in 1946 the minuscule movement was a true feat of technical engineering. It is the thinnest movement ever created for a normal size watch, measuring a mere 1.64mm!

To honor the achievement Vacheron & Constantin presented personalized examples to several key Heads of State including President Dwight Eisenhower. Only a few luxury watches in the following decades would lay claim to this movement earning them reputations as masterpieces of twentieth-century watchmaking.

It has fully original parts down to its dial, hands, and winding crown.

It presents in beautiful condition. The case is near mint plus. The dial has been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.

Its movement has been recently cleand and oiled. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 64,342
  • Year built: c. mid-1950's
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Audemars Piguet, Swiss, 18K
  • Case markings (outside): 7515, engraved "Clarence B. Olsen"
  • Case condition: Near mint plus
  • Dimensions: 31.5mm diameter by 36mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Signed Audemars Piguet and GENEVE, light silver with black Roman numerals, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, gold batons
  • Movement type: Very high quality, AP Caliber 2003, hand-built, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, and 4 positions, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Audemars Piguet, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted to temperature and 4 positions, 2003
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, recently cleaned and oiled. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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