At the 11 May 2015 auction at Christie’s Geneva, the Museum acquired an important, oversized 18-carat yellow gold 38 mm minute repeating wristwatch, produced in 1951. According to the Audemars Piguet Archives, this model, reference 5528/1063, was produced in only one piece.
|Audemars Piguet 18Carat Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Wristwatch, 1951|
During the Phillips Geneva auction on 8 November 2015, the Audemars Piguet Museum successfully acquired a unique and impeccably well-preserved chronograph wristwatch made in 1941. The stylish case is made of a combination of stainless steel and pink gold, featuring tear drop lugs, olive-shaped pushers and fitted with a rose-champagne colored dial. The auction estimate was CHF 100,000 – 150,000, attracting numerous global bidders, before reaching the final result of CHF 305,000.
|Audemars Piguet Stainless Steel and Pink Gold Chronograph Wristwatch, 1941|
|Audemars Piguet Platinum and Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Pocket-Watch, 1922|
|Audemars Piguet 18 Carat Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch, 1957|
The 2016 Spring auction season is promising to be just as exciting, with some interesting Audemars Piguet lots to soon be exhibited by the most important auction houses.