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.
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 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.