Audemars Piguet Classique 5042BA

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Audemars Piguet has a long and distinguished history of making exquisite dress watches.This beautiful 5042 from the 1950s is the perfect mid-century dress watch. The 18k yellow gold case features elegant narrow lugs and narrow bezel, which give the watch a larger appearance on the wrist than its classic 33 mm diameter would suggest.While most dress watches from that era came with light or tone-on-tone dials, this particular specimen features an exquisite black lacquer dial with short applied 18k yellow gold baton indices and elegant thin 18k yellow gold hands. As is typical for a dress watch from the 1950s, the seconds hand can be read off of a sub register at the lower half of the dial. The 5042 is powered by Audemars Piguet’s ultra-thin caliber 2001 manual winding movement, which gives the watch a lovely slim profile. According to the Extract from the Archives, the watch dates back to 1957 and comes on a black alligator leather strap.


Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet is among the holy trinity Swiss maisons d’horlogerie alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Audemars Piguet has a storied history of producing high-complication watches. It all started in 1875, when Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet founded the company in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, Le Brassus, Switzerland. This pure, rough and wild landscape, with deep, dark forests, ice-cold waters and the omnipresence of rocks and hills, provided inspiration and raw materials for the Swiss watch manufacture to develop the finest watches. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has specialized in rare, valuable and highly-complicated watches like perpetual calendars, chronographs and chiming watches. Nowadays, the emphasis of Audemars Piguet lies on the iconic Royal Oak line.



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