1966 Audemars Piguet Vintage Mens Cal. 2003 Ultra Thin 18K White Gold Watch - Extract & Box

Audemars Piguet

Item No. 9049R

Today's offering showcases this handsome and classic and Audemars Piguet mens watch in beautiful all-original condition.

It showcases pleasing vintage design with a distinctive Florentine bezel and ultra thin dress style. Its classic and simple understated silver dial and hands, give it a fashionable yet timelessly elegant vintage look.

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 watch, it is a unisex size by today's standards. It measures 26mm in diameter without the crown.

We were fortunate to acquire it in superior condition appearing to have spent most of its life stored away. It is all-original down to its original band and buckle and does not appear to have been polished.

The case is in better than near mint condition. It retains perfect lines. Its untouched original dial shows only slight natural aging.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. The movement is very clean and keeping very accurate time

Accompanying the watch are its original box and an Extract from the Audemars Piguet Archives which costs 500CHF (approx. just over $550 USD) to obtain attesting to it authenticity and originality.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function 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
  • Year built: 1966
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold
  • Case markings (inside): .750, Audemars Piguet, Swiss
  • Case condition: Better than near mint with light wear and wear around the spot where the case gets opened for servicing. It does not appear to have been polished so it retains very strong lines
  • Dimensions: 26mm diameter (excluding crown - 27.5mm including), 31mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, signed Audemars Piguet, black thin painted indices, original and untouched, better than near mint with slight aging in a couple spots around the periphery
  • Hands: Original, white gold "batons"
  • Movement markings: Audemars Piguet, 2003, Swiss, 18 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: Original, signed AP with original 18K white gold buckle, previously worn but still nice condition and very serviceable. 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: 16mm
  • 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 - Original box signed Audemars Piguet; PAPERS - Extract from the Audemars Piguet Archives which costs 500CHF (approx. just over $550 USD) to obtain attesting to it authenticity and originality; new COT 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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