Audemars Piguet White Gold 'Bark' Dress Watch

Regular price
$5,550
Regular price
Sale price
$5,550
REF 5273
Automatic
34 MM
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SKU AS08643
Article Number 40991394
ref 5273
case size 34 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Montserrat Green Saffiano leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Saffiano
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use with no signs of previous refinishing. Silver 'bark' textured dial with applied 'stick' indices is in excellent condition with matching 'pencil' handset. Unsigned crown.
REF 5273
Automatic
34 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08643
Article Number 40991394
ref 5273
case size 34 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Montserrat Green Saffiano leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Saffiano
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use with no signs of previous refinishing. Silver 'bark' textured dial with applied 'stick' indices is in excellent condition with matching 'pencil' handset. Unsigned crown.

Why We Love it

This slim and elegant piece couldn't be any further removed from the bulky brute of the Royal Oak Offshore line that Audemars Piguet is perhaps most commonly known for amongst today's collectors. Hearkening back to a simpler time, it’s representative of an era in which the maison made so few watches per year that many were unique pieces, or part of incredibly limited series.

Dating to the second half of the 1960s, this piece features a 34mm white gold case with a stunning bark finished bezel, an acrylic crystal, and a beautiful bark finished silver dial with applied 'stick' indices and a matching 'pencil' handset.

Powered by AP's Calibre 2120 automatic winding movement, this piece comes paired to one of our Analog:Shift green saffiano leather straps with a steel pin buckle.

Elegant and understated, this piece serves as a window into the mindset of a pre-Royal Oak Audemars Piguet, who once excelled at making svelte, ultra-thin dress watches.

Pair it with a suit, tux, or tee — it's going to thrive.

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.

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Audemars Piguet White Gold 'Bark' Dress Watch

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Regular price
$5,550
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