Lot 4231. Pocket watch: extremely rare, Museum-like Audemars Piguet Anchor chronometer with split-seconds chronograph, the earliest known Audemars caliber of this type, No. 3331 of 1888 Piguet, with expert advice from Philip Poniz

Sold: € 12 500
Auction date: 15.09.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4231 | Pocket watch: extremely rare, Museum-like Audemars Piguet Anchor chronometer with split-seconds chronograph, the earliest known Audemars caliber of this type, No. 3331 of 1888 Piguet, with expert advice from Philip Poniz
About Ø51mm, approx. 130g, 18K rose gold, extremely rare caliber, Anchor chronometer Audemars Piguet No. 3331 screws, screwed gold chatons, eccentric fine regulation, a large gold balance wheel, Anchor escapement, Geneva stripes finish, split second Chronograph, signed and numbered, signed, original enamel dial (very fine hair crack), 1/4 of a second-division, 30-minute-Register, blued steel hands, fully functional. Lt. opinion this watch is a Museum-like object, since not once in the collection of the Audemars Piguet Museum Piguet a watch with this early Audemars Piguet calibre exists, only an archive photo (No. 2979). Lt. report by Philip Poniz, one of the most respected experts on pocket watches in the world, an expert from Sotheby's and Antiquorum, the watch, the only known specimen of its kind, manufactured for the American market, sold in 1888. Philip Poniz has been working for 30 years for the most important auction houses and museums as an expert and reviewer for pocket watches (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/7ng).

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