1960 Audemars Piguet Vintage Mens Cal. 2003 Ultra Thin Watch - 18K White Gold & Diamonds

Audemars Piguet

Item No. 6949SH

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.

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.: 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 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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