Today's offering showcases this handsome and classic thin Audemars Piguet mens dress watch in gorgeous restored.
Featuring an elegant case with thin bezel and a classic dial (face), 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 caliber 2003 movement - this one is the slightly thicker and higher grade caliber 2001.
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 (the amount of wind left in the movement).
It measures 33.5mm in diameter without the crown.
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."
We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original parts down to the hands and winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The original white gold bracelet has been previously replaced with new white gold lugs.
The case has a crisp hallmark and sharp lines. It presents as mint on the wrist. The stormy blue dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Audemars Piguet factory done to the naked eye.
A Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it. The movement is keeping time and is near pristine!
For the finishing touch we have installed a new band 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
Serial no.: 143,002
Year built: 1973
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Audemars Piguet & Co., Swiss, 18K
Case markings (outside): Original case number 87022
Case condition: Just short of mint with slight solder on underside of lug bars where they attach to the case. Crisp hallmark and lines. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dimensions: 33.5mm diameter (excluding crown) by 39.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Stormy blue, signed Audemars Piguet, applied baton white gold indexes, restored to mint condition
Hands: Original, white gold "batons"
Movement markings: Audemars Piguet, Swiss, 18 Jewels, Adjusted to Five Positions and Temperatures
Movement type: Extremely high quality, Audemars Piguet caliber 2001, manually wound, rhodium-plated, fausses cttes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjustment to five positions and temperatures, index regulator
Jewels: 18 rubies
Bands: Leather, remborde, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. The movement is keeping time and is near pristine! 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 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.