Audemars Piguet Ultra Slim Limited Edition

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SKU AS02858
SKU AS02858

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

While this elegant white gold piece couldn't be any further removed from the bulky brute of the Royal Oak Offshore line that the brand is perhaps most commonly known for amongst today's collectors, making ultra-thin watches is something at which Audemars Piguet has long excelled. 

What stands out the most to us about this piece is the airy thinness and the fine detailing in the design of the 18K white gold case. Sized at 35mm in diameter and measuring only 5mm in thickness, it features a silver dial with pencil hands, enlarged engine-turned bezel, and a display case back highlighting the Calibre 2003/2 manually-wound lever movement, finely detailed by a master engraver. Produced in very limited quantities in the late 1990s, this particular example is numbered 38/50 on the case back.

Paired with its original AP signed black reptile leather strap, it's a standout tuxedo watch that slides effortlessly under any cuff, and is sure to attract the attention of anyone who knows that the brand from Le Brassus can do more than beefy and angular!

The 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.

Though they may not have had catchy names like the Royal Oak, or boasted complicated movements like the present-day Jules Audemars collection, these dress watches nevertheless captures the attention to detail that Audemars Piguet has come to be known for. 

Starting in the 1920s, manufactures vied against each other to create the thinnest wristwatches available on the market. The fiercest competition was between Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre, who fired the opening salvo with the 1907 release of a pocket watch movement that was 1.38mm thin. A mere two decades later (which is almost an instant in an industry where research and development can take years), Audemars Piguet introduced a movement that was 1.32mm thin.

The competition continues even to this day, with ultra-thin models exemplifying a manufacture’s skill at producing exquisite watches. For a watchmaker an ultra-thin watch is the ultimate mark of refinement, and the same holds true for the collector who wears one.

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 Ultra Slim Limited Edition

Audemars Piguet Ultra Slim Limited Edition

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Audemars Piguet Ultra Slim Limited Edition

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

While this elegant white gold piece couldn't be any further removed from the bulky brute of the Royal Oak Offshore line that the brand is perhaps most commonly known for amongst today's collectors, making ultra-thin watches is something at which Audemars Piguet has long excelled. 

What stands out the most to us about this piece is the airy thinness and the fine detailing in the design of the 18K white gold case. Sized at 35mm in diameter and measuring only 5mm in thickness, it features a silver dial with pencil hands, enlarged engine-turned bezel, and a display case back highlighting the Calibre 2003/2 manually-wound lever movement, finely detailed by a master engraver. Produced in very limited quantities in the late 1990s, this particular example is numbered 38/50 on the case back.

Paired with its original AP signed black reptile leather strap, it's a standout tuxedo watch that slides effortlessly under any cuff, and is sure to attract the attention of anyone who knows that the brand from Le Brassus can do more than beefy and angular!

The 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.

Though they may not have had catchy names like the Royal Oak, or boasted complicated movements like the present-day Jules Audemars collection, these dress watches nevertheless captures the attention to detail that Audemars Piguet has come to be known for. 

Starting in the 1920s, manufactures vied against each other to create the thinnest wristwatches available on the market. The fiercest competition was between Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre, who fired the opening salvo with the 1907 release of a pocket watch movement that was 1.38mm thin. A mere two decades later (which is almost an instant in an industry where research and development can take years), Audemars Piguet introduced a movement that was 1.32mm thin.

The competition continues even to this day, with ultra-thin models exemplifying a manufacture’s skill at producing exquisite watches. For a watchmaker an ultra-thin watch is the ultimate mark of refinement, and the same holds true for the collector who wears one.

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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