• Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003
  • Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003

Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003

Brand:Audemars Piguet
Model:Calatrava
Year:1965
Material:Platinum
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:31.50mm
Size - length including lugs:32mm
Condition:Very good
Price:Price: On request

Very rare 1965 Audemars Piguet in platinum with caliber 2003

Beautiful and unique Audemars Piguet in platinum .950 with rounds gray dial and platinum batons for hours. The hands are in platinum with stick shape. The particularity of this watch is how thin it is. It is an upscale dress watch. The case is in platinum with the number 7522 on the outside case and inside case engraved Audemars Piguet Suisse - .950-PT – Platine Irridie 10% with key 23”. It is an AP movement with caliber 2003, 17 jewels with the inscription Audemars Piguet 4 positions and number 98869.

History

The company Audemars Piguet is one of the most mythical companies with Patek, Vacheron or Breguet. It is the encounter of two persons, Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-August Piguet. In December 1881, they founded their own company in Le Brassus called Audemars Piguet & Cie. In 1882, comes their first complicated pocket watch including perpetual calendar, minute repeater and chronograph. In 1891, AP gained fame with the smallest ever-minute repeating movement. In 1915, one of their most complicated pocket watches is produced with 15 complications. First wristwatch came in 1893 even though it really pick up after the 20-century. AP was really an avant-garde company with attractive design and complicated movement. In 1929, the production of wristwatches overpasses the pocket watches. First chronograph appeared in 1927 and skeleton in 1934. In, 1946 AP introduced the world thinnest movement with a height of only 1.64mm and in 1967 the thinnest automatic movement with 2.45mm high. In 1972 came the famous Royal Oak. 1986 is the year for the first self-winding wrist tourbillon. In 1999, AP introduced the caliber 3120. This company is just amazing by the number of models, movement and calibers it has created.

Technical details

Manual wind AP movement with ultra-thin Cal 2003 that AP first developed in conjunction with ebauche maker LeCoultre in 1946 and used for many years in their ultra-thin dress watches. 1.64 mm thick and 20.8 mm in diameter (9'''), it had the distinction of being the thinnest production movement in the industry. It passed out of the AP catalog about 10 years ago although other companies still use it, VC in particular. Many manual wind skeleton watches use this movement as the base. It is thinner than the Patek Philippe Cal. 177 (1.77 mm), the JLC 849 (1.85 mm) and the Piaget 9P (2.0 mm). It is considered a very reliable and durable movement for an ultra-thin production. The movement has 17 jewels with 18,000 A/h and 36 hours of power reserve. It is numbered 98869.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 31.50mm
Length including lugs: 32mm

Price: On request