Audemars Piguet 18k Yellow & White Gold Sapphire Bezel Mid-1950s


BRAND:                          Audemars Piguet 

MODEL:                          Sapphire set bezel

CASE MATERIAL:         18k yellow and white gold

CASE MEASURES:        29 x 37 mm

MOVEMENT:                 AP cal. 2002 manual to 4 positions

FUNCTION:                    Time 

CONDITION:                   Very nice 

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A beautiful and rare 18k yellow and white gold Audemars Piguet produced circa mid 1950’s. This special piece features a channel set baguette sapphire on the broad flat white gold bezel for the hours encased in a yellow gold case. The craftsmanship is particularly exquisite in the way the sapphires appear invisibly set, a technique achieved by cutting grooves to accommodate the sides of the sapphires allowing them to slide in. This vintage watch makes a statement for its rarity and uniqueness, would make for great conversation for a watch aficionado, for either men or women. This model appeared in an issue of Audemars Piguet Second Edition, 2000 by Brunner et. al., figure 188. 

Original hands and gold crown.

Older refinished dial

Case# 470x Movement# 586xx 18 jewels 

Sapphire crystal.

Includes premium NON-AP leather strap with NON-AP buckle.

17mm between lugs.

Upon purchase, our watchmaker will perform a routine service of the movement to ensure the watch is properly functioning, and ready to wear for your enjoyment. This process varies, may take up to 4 days. Guaranteed original, please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

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Bank wire transfer with 3% discount.

Please note: Texas sales tax will be collected during checkout of 8.25%. For other states, sales tax will be collected according to state regulations.

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Insured Fedex next day or two day with signature required. UPS is optional. Tracking information will be provided.

International shipping will take longer to arrive due to the nature of customs and distance. Straps fabricated from exotic material banned from importation will be removed prior to shipping in accordance to C.I.T.E.S. regulations. Import duties and tax associated with customs is not part of the shipping fee and is the sole responsibility of the buyer.