Today's offering showcases this handsome and classic Audemars Piguet mens TV shaped dress watch in gorgeous condition. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
Featuring an elegant 18K white gold "TV" case and downward turned lugs and a strong black dial (face) with thin white gold batons makers, it possesses timeless class. Watches like this continue to seduce for their elegance and discretion.
And equipped with an extremely fine, original Audemars Piguet caliber 2001 movement, it showcases top-tier Swiss watchmaking.
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 many similar AP's dress watches from this era.
It has all of its original parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in gorgeous condition.
Its case presents as mint with only light signs of previous polishing. Its matte black dial has been meticulously restored - its printing could pass as Audemars Piguet factory done to the naked eye.
Though the dial looks more gloss under the photography lights, it appears matte in person.
As part of the restoration, a 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 $595 value).
It is running very true, keeping time on par with a new AP in our testing position.
For the finishing touch, it comes equipped 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.
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
Case no.: 85,242
Year built: c. 1972
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K white gold
Case markings (inside): Audemars Piguet & Co., Swiss, 18K
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crown) by 38.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black, signed Audemars Piguet, applied white gold baton indices, expertly restored to mint condition. Though the dial looks more gloss under the photography lights, it appears matte in person.
Hands: Original, white gold "batons". Audemars Piguet, Swiss, 18 Jewels, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Isochromism, and Five Temperatures
Movement type: Extremely high quality, caliber 2001, 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, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of new straps in various prints, skins, colors, and price ranges. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Mineral glass, original, excellent condition
Serviced: As part of the restoration a 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 $595 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very true, keeping time on par with a new AP in our testing position. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
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; 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.