1950's Audemars Piguet Rare Vintage Ladies Backwind Watch - 18K Gold & Diamonds

Audemars Piguet

Item No. 5477

Though its price tag is not in the six-figure range, the gorgeous, vintage Audemars Piguet wristwatch featured in today's offering is one of the very fine ladies vintage watches made and showcases why these masterpieces are sought-after by women of distinction, Hollywood actresses, and any lady desiring to wear a true world-class timepiece.

Powering this gem is a very special backwind movement produced by Audemars Piguet in only very limited quantities due to its very high production costs.

Rivaling the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 101 as one of the smallest mechanical movements in the world, this mechanism was only used by AP for top-tier examples of their ladies watches. We have included a photo of the movement next to a few grains of rice so its tiny size can be fully understood.

Besides representing the state-of-the-art in miniaturization technology, this watch also possesses a very high level of artistic refinement, concealing its winding crowns beneath the case back so as not to disrupt the watch's perfect purity and full symmetry.

Embodying the femininity of the times, it exemplifies refined elegance, merging soft sensual curves with the strength of angular sculptured lines. And equipped with a petite backwind mechanism it unites inner and outer beauty.

It is in fabulous original condition.

Its stunning case, bejeweled with diamonds, is in better than near mint condition, complete with its original gold winding crown. Its complementary light champagne dial is mint. And its fine, miniaturized Audemars Piguet movement is clean.

Our watchmaker has freshly serviced this special mechanical work of art. 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.

To purchase a comparable new Audemars Piguet wristwatch today would cost in the ballpark of $40,000 USD.

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 as one of the premier watchmakers in the world.

  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1950's
  • Model: Special ladies backwind model
  • Functions: Time
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: 18K gold and diamonds
  • Case condition: Better than near mint
  • Dimensions: 8mm wide at center, 22.75mm long
  • Dial: Light champagne, gold baton applique indexes, signed Audemars Piguet, mint condition
  • Hands: Gold
  • Movement type: Rare and very high-grade, Audemars Piguet backwind, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement
  • Movement markings:  Audemars Piguet, Adjusted to Tempatures and Four 4 Positions, Swiss
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Original Audemars Piguet, 18K gold, textured, set with 12 high quality diamonds, full factory size, designed to fit a wrist of approx. 6 inches, length can be adjusted by C.O.T.'s master jeweler or customer's preferred jeweler, previously shortened, better than near mint
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, vintage, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art Microset III watch timer. 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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