Audemars Piguet Yellow Gold 'Hobnail' Dress Watch

Regular price
$7,650
Regular price
Sale price
$7,650
Manual-winding
23 MM
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SKU AS08510
Article Number 40991346
case size 23 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Black lizard leather strap with signed yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing light signs of wear from gentle use. Champagne 'hobnail' dial with applied 'hash' indices is in fantastic condition with matching 'pencil' handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.
Manual-winding
23 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08510
Article Number 40991346
case size 23 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Black lizard leather strap with signed yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing light signs of wear from gentle use. Champagne 'hobnail' dial with applied 'hash' indices is in fantastic condition with matching 'pencil' handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.

Why We Love it

And now for something completely different.

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.

Measuring 23mm in diameter, this piece features a beautiful, 18k yellow gold rectangular case with 'hobnail' finishing throughout, a concealed, 'hooded' lug design, an acrylic crystal, and a champagne dial with matching 'hobnail' finishing, applied indices, and a matching 'pencil' handset.

Powered by AP's Calibre 2003 manual winding movement, this piece comes paired to a signed black alligator leather strap with a signed yellow gold pin buckle.

Elegant and understated, it's 'Tank'-style piece is a work of horological art of the most conservative type, and is proof positive of Audemars Piguet's versatility as a watchmaker.

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.)

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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 Yellow Gold 'Hobnail' Dress Watch

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Regular price
$7,650
Regular price
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$7,650
Audemars Piguet Yellow Gold 'Hobnail' Dress Watch

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