Audemars Piguet 'Disco Volante' Dress Watch

Regular price
$7,750
Regular price
Sale price
$7,750
Automatic-winding
34 MM
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SKU AS06355
case size 34 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Silver
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19
Includes Includes signed black alligator leather strap with yellow gold pin buckle.
Automatic-winding
34 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06355
case size 34 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Silver
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes signed black alligator leather strap with yellow gold pin buckle.

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 the brand 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 timepieces per year that many were unique pieces, or part of incredibly limited series. This one, however, is unique not only for its integrated design, but for the multitude of decorative techniques that went into its construction.

Housed in a 34mm yellow gold case, it features a lovely cross-hatched finished stepped case, a satin silver dial with applied quadrant indices and a matching pencil handset, and a black alligator leather strap with a yellow gold pin buckle.

Powered by a hand-wound movement and dating to the 1970s, it’s an incredible testament to the amazing risks AP was taking in the designs of its mid-20th century dress pieces. What’s more, it’s in excellent condition despite its age, showing only light wear.

But don’t take our word for it — check it out for yourself!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Satin silver dial with applied quadrant indices is in very good condition showing light edge wear with matching 'pencil' handset. 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.

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Audemars Piguet 'Disco Volante' Dress Watch

Audemars Piguet 'Disco Volante' Dress Watch

Regular price
$7,750
Regular price
Sale price
$7,750
Audemars Piguet 'Disco Volante' Dress Watch

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 the brand 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 timepieces per year that many were unique pieces, or part of incredibly limited series. This one, however, is unique not only for its integrated design, but for the multitude of decorative techniques that went into its construction.

Housed in a 34mm yellow gold case, it features a lovely cross-hatched finished stepped case, a satin silver dial with applied quadrant indices and a matching pencil handset, and a black alligator leather strap with a yellow gold pin buckle.

Powered by a hand-wound movement and dating to the 1970s, it’s an incredible testament to the amazing risks AP was taking in the designs of its mid-20th century dress pieces. What’s more, it’s in excellent condition despite its age, showing only light wear.

But don’t take our word for it — check it out for yourself!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Satin silver dial with applied quadrant indices is in very good condition showing light edge wear with matching 'pencil' handset. 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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