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Audemars Piguet Classique 14018BA 'Skeleton Coral'
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We’ve unearthed yet another sumptuous Audemars Piguet dress watch, this time with a skeletonized movement and precious orange coral details.This lovely ref. 14018BA must’ve been viewed as an oddity upon its release in the late 1970s or early 1980s, with its missing dial, baroque-looking openworked movement, and orange stone details. It is likely that only very few of these were produced at the time and barely any information is available about this reference.The watch is chock full of elegant details. The 18k yellow gold case measures 32 mm and features thin downturned lugs and a lovely stepped bezel. The exquisitely hand engraved manual-winding movement is visible through the front and back of the watch and is surrounded by an outer ring cut from precious orange coral.The watch is in excellent condition, though there are some white streaks on the coral between the twelve and three o’clock positions. The watch comes on a black alligator leather Audemars Piguet strap with an 18k yellow gold ardillon buckle, as well as an extract of the Audemars Piguet archives.
Audemars PiguetAudemars 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.
- SKU 6697
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- Extracts from the Archive