Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar First Series

Regular price
$32,000
Regular price
Sale price
$32,000
REF 5548
Automatic
36 MM
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SKU AS05426
ref 5548
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18
Includes Includes signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold deployant clasp.
REF 5548
Automatic
36 MM
+ View all
SKU AS05426
ref 5548
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold deployant clasp.

Why We Love it

Complicated vintage dress pieces — particularly ones finished in precious metals and packing a lot of horological heat for their size — are often overlooked these days. But those in the know will recognize that the craftsmanship, materials, and complexity amount to worlds beyond their current market value, and will snatch them up in advance of an inevitable stylistic turn in their direction!

Pieces such as this - a yellow gold Perpetual Calendar Moonphase - are a perfect example of Audemars Piguet's design savoir-faire outside of the cherished Royal Oak.

Finished in 18k yellow gold, this first series Reference 5548 features a 36mm case with a stepped bezel, a crisp gloss white lacquer dial with applied yellow gold indices, a matching pencil handset with blued steel subsidiary hands, and last but certainly not least - AP's Calibre 2120/1 perpetual calendar moonphase movement within.

Remaining in fantastic condition throughout and paires on a signed black leather strap with its matching pin buckle, this is an investment-grade heirloom piece. Timeless. Elegant. Tasteful. This is the type of watch that excites serious collectors and horological newcomers alike.

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous gloss white lacquer dial with applied yellow gold indices is in equally excellent condition with yellow gold ‘pencil’ handset and blued-steel subsidiary register hands. 18K yellow gold stepped bezel. 18K unsigned crown.

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.

Make it yours will fit standard 18mm watches

Cuba Libre Brown Alligator-Pattern Strap
Regular price
$109
Regular price
Sale price
$109
Milano Grey Suede Strap
Regular price
$89
Regular price
Sale price
$89
Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar First Series

Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar First Series

Regular price
$32,000
Regular price
Sale price
$32,000
Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar First Series

Why We Love it

Complicated vintage dress pieces — particularly ones finished in precious metals and packing a lot of horological heat for their size — are often overlooked these days. But those in the know will recognize that the craftsmanship, materials, and complexity amount to worlds beyond their current market value, and will snatch them up in advance of an inevitable stylistic turn in their direction!

Pieces such as this - a yellow gold Perpetual Calendar Moonphase - are a perfect example of Audemars Piguet's design savoir-faire outside of the cherished Royal Oak.

Finished in 18k yellow gold, this first series Reference 5548 features a 36mm case with a stepped bezel, a crisp gloss white lacquer dial with applied yellow gold indices, a matching pencil handset with blued steel subsidiary hands, and last but certainly not least - AP's Calibre 2120/1 perpetual calendar moonphase movement within.

Remaining in fantastic condition throughout and paires on a signed black leather strap with its matching pin buckle, this is an investment-grade heirloom piece. Timeless. Elegant. Tasteful. This is the type of watch that excites serious collectors and horological newcomers alike.

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous gloss white lacquer dial with applied yellow gold indices is in equally excellent condition with yellow gold ‘pencil’ handset and blued-steel subsidiary register hands. 18K yellow gold stepped bezel. 18K unsigned crown.

Brand Story

+
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

+

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

+

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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