1974 Audemars Piguet Vintage Mens Thin Dress Bracelet Watch - 18K White Gold

Audemars Piguet

Item No. 8614

Today's offering showcases this handsome and classic thin 18K white gold Audemars Piguet mens dress watch in gorgeous restored condition.

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 the cal. 2003 movement - this one is slightly thicker and higher grade.

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). And like Pateks from the era and following it has a free-sprung balance with gold Microstella screws on the balance for regulating it rather than a traditional regulator - it is extremely high-grade.

It measures 33mm 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."

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and present in gorgeous condition! The watch itself presents like new on the wrist.

The bracelet, though signed Audemars Piguet, appears to be an aftermarket addition done most likely in sterling silver or possibly in low carat white gold. It is the only aftermarket part on the watch.

The case is mint with a crisp hallmark. The matte black dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Audemars Piguet factory done to the naked eye.

A Master Watchmaker has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly serviced it. It is very clean and keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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.

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.: 151,072
  • Year built: 1974
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold
  • Case markings (inside): Audemars Piguet & Co., Swiss, 18K
  • Case markings (outside): 96,287
  • Case condition: Mint with a few very light remnants on the back of the body where the case opens. Presents on the wrist as beautiful mint. The hallmark and stamping is crisp.
  • Dimensions: 33mm diameter (excluding crown)
  • Dial: Matte black, signed Audemars Piguet, applied white gold baton indexes, perfectly restored
  • Hands: Original, white gold "batons"
  • Movement markings: Audemars Piguet, Swiss, Eighteen 18 Jewels, Adjusted to Five (5) Positions and Temperatures and Isochronism
  • Movement type: Extremely high quality, caliber 2001, Audemars Piguet, manually wound, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjustment to five positions and temperatures and isochronism, Microstella regulating screws
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Integrated bracelet, appears to be aftermarket, likely sterling silver or possibly low carat white gold, fits a wrist up to approx. just over 7.5 inches, two size settings in the clasp, adjustable by a jeweler, presents as mint condition
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly serviced it - it is very clean.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time. 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; 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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