Today's offering showcases this handsome, classic and rare Audemars Piguet mens watch in beautiful condition all-original condition.
It showcases wonderful vintage design with a distinctive diamond bezel and pleasing style. Its classic and simple understated silver dial and hands, give it a fashionable yet timelessly elegant vintage style.
It possesses the very unique distinction of having its rare and very beautiful case made by Edmund Jaeger for AP.
Just as fine on the inside as it is on the outside, the watch is powered by Audemars Piguet's legendary extra-flat caliber 2003 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.
Like many dress watches from the era, though it originally was a mens midsize watch, it is a unisex size by today's standards, although its wide bezel makes it present larger on the wrist. It measures 26mm in diameter without the crown.
We were fortunate to acquire it in superior condition appearing to have spent nearly all of its life stored away. It is all-original down to its hands, winding crown, and crystal. The case is in stunning near new-old-stock condition. It has never been polished and retains perfect lines - an untouched 9.8 out of 10.
Its untouched dial shows moderate natural aging. If could be restored if you would like - please inquire.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).
For the finishing touch it comes equipped it with a new calfskin strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
As one of the finest names in watchmaking, Audemars Piguet commitment to quality and technical superiority is legendary. Long known for their highly-complicated watches, Audemars Piguet stands alongside Patek Philippe on the top echelon of premier watchmakers in the world.
Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 74,526
Year built: c. 1960
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): .750, Edmund Jaeger hallmark
Case condition: Near new-old-stock, never polished
Dimensions: 26mm diameter (excluding crown - 28mm including), 34mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, signed Audemars Piguet, applied 18K white baton gold indexes, original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
Hands: Original, white gold "batons"
Movement markings: Audemars Piguet, 2003, Swiss, 17 Jewels, Adjusted to Four Positions and Temperatures
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 jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Calfskin, fully stitched, padded, stamped Seiko, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.