Audemars Piguet Classic White Gold 'Ultra-Thin'

Regular price
$10,950
Regular price
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$10,950
Manual-winding
33 MM
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SKU AS09273
Article Number 40991745
case size 33 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Blue
material White Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
Includes Includes Integrated 18k White Gold Multi-Link Bracelet With Textured 'Clous De Paris' Finishing And Hidden Clasp. Bracelet Will Fit Up To An Approximately 6.5" Wrist.
overall condition Case And Bracelet Are In Outstanding Condition Throughout Showing Only Light Signs Of Wear From Age And Careful Handling. Dial Is In Excellent, Untouched Condition.
Manual-winding
33 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09273
Article Number 40991745
case size 33 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Blue
material White Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
Includes Includes Integrated 18k White Gold Multi-Link Bracelet With Textured 'Clous De Paris' Finishing And Hidden Clasp. Bracelet Will Fit Up To An Approximately 6.5" Wrist.
overall condition Case And Bracelet Are In Outstanding Condition Throughout Showing Only Light Signs Of Wear From Age And Careful Handling. Dial Is In Excellent, Untouched Condition.

Why We Love it

This slim and elegant piece couldn't be any further removed from the bulky brutishness of the Royal Oak Offshore line for which Audemars Piguet is perhaps best known.

Harkening to the days before the Royal Oak became a must-have accessory for the well-heeled, this stunning timepiece is representative of an era in which the maison made far fewer timepieces per year - so few in fact that many were unique pieces, or part of incredibly limited production runs, making for truly rare finds in today's collector marketplace.

This special piece dates to the 1990s and features a 33mm 18k white gold case with a white gold Clous de Paris bezel and a matching integrated multi-link bracelet with a hidden clasp. Simply and gracefully executed, its blue dial, known to collectors as a ‘Yves Klein’, a French artist known for his blue monochrome paintings, features a micro-tapisserie texturing at its center with an iridescent sunburst chapter ring with applied indices and a matching 'pencil' handset that jump off the dial ever-so elegantly. 

With a case thickness of only 6mm due to its hand-cranking manual movement, watches such as this one are a testament to the amazing diversity AP once had in its catalog, and is sure to delight on the wrist!

Brand Story

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There are certain watches that define a brand, informing its design ethos and becoming nothing short of iconic in the minds of collectors. For Audemars Piguet, that watch is the Royal Oak, in all its multitudinous incarnations. Yet the manufacture from Le Brassus did not earn its seat in the triumvirate of leading watch brands — the so-called Big Three — on the success of the Royal Oak alone.

In fact, both Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet came from long lines of watchmakers, and made their reputations long before the Royal Oak was conceived. Their reputations rested on their ability to create incredibly elegant timepieces in numerous styles. While some of these timepieces were simple, elegant dress watches, others were one-off or short-series pieces produced at the rate of a handful per year. (Some years, Audemars Piguet only produced a few hundred watches in total.) Calendar watches, chronographs, minute repeaters — all the delights of haute horlogerie were part and parcel of the AP oeuvre long before the Royal Oak made its debut in 1972.

Technical innovations from AP abound and include the first minute-repeating movement, the first skeleton watch and an ultra-thin automatic tourbillon. Newer collections, such as the Code 11.59 from 2019, see the maison continue to develop new and exciting watches and calibers, the likes of which aren’t based upon tired horological tropes from models past. (Though if vintage reissues are your bag, AP does have a special “Remaster” line — currently consisting of just one model — that reimagines some of its classical, complicated pieces from the mid-20th century.)

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Audemars Piguet Classic White Gold 'Ultra-Thin'

Audemars Piguet Classic White Gold 'Ultra-Thin'

Regular price
$10,950
Regular price
Sale price
$10,950
Audemars Piguet Classic White Gold 'Ultra-Thin'

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