1960's Audemars Piguet Vintage Mens Full Size Thin Dress Watch with Clous de Paris Bezel - 18K White Gold

Audemars Piguet

Item No. 7488

Today's offering showcases this handsome and classic thin Audemars Piguet mens dress watch in gorgeous condition.

Featuring an elegant 18K white gold case with thin double row Clous de Paris "hobnail" bezel and downward turned lugs and a classic dial (face) that repeats the case design, it possesses timeless elegance and class.

And equipped with an extremely fine, original Audemars Piguet movement, it showcases top tier Swiss watchmaking. It has the same look as the ultra thin dress watches but without a cal. 2001 movement - this one is slightly thicker and higher grade.

Like only the very finest watches in the world - select watches from the likes of Patek, AP, and V & C, it is adjusted to five positions, heat, cold, and even isochronism. And like Pateks from the era and following it has a free-sprung balance with gold Microstella screws on the balance for regulating it - it is extremely high-grade.

It measures 34mm in diameter without the crown, pleasingly larger than most similar AP's dress watches from this era.

Epitomizing the essence of "'the classic watch" remembered today, watches like this made by Patek, Vacheron & AP feature a manually wound movement, round gold cases, understated dial, slender hands, and simple baton markers. As one writer aptly stated, "The extra-slim watch, whose style embraces only the strict essentials, has continued to seduce for its elegance and discretion."

Its has all original parts down to the hands and winding crown - it appears to have spent most of its life safely stored away. Its case presents as just short of mint. Its dial may be original or it may be a perfect refinishing - it presents as mint

A Master Watchmaker has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly serviced it - it is near pristine.

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

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Audemars Piguet:
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.: 131,250
  • Model: Ref. 5259
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold
  • Case markings (inside): Audemars Piguet & Co., Swiss, 18K
  • Case condition: Just short of mint with a couple of wear spots to the tops of the top lugs. A crisp hallmark on the back. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crown) by 36mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Royal blue with Clous de Paris, signed Audemars Piguet, applied white baton gold indexes, may be original or may be a perfect refinishing - it presents as mint
  • Hands: Original, white gold "batons"
  • Movement markings: Audemars Piguet, Swiss, 18 Jewels, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Isochromism, and Five Temperatures
  • Movement type: Extremely high quality, Audemars Piguet, manually wound, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, shock resistant, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjustment to five positions and temperatures, index regulator
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Leather, Java lizard grain, remborde, 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 type: Mineral glass, original, excellent condition
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly serviced it - it is near pristine.
  • 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 concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • 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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