Audemars Piguet 'John Shaeffer' Perpetual Calendar 258700Sold
Audemars Piguet 'John Shaeffer' Perpetual Calendar 258700
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We keep telling you: it’s still possible to get into ultra-high end watchmaking at relatively affordable prices.Audemars Piguet released a line of cushion shaped watches with high end complications in the 1990s. These watches were based on a historically important platinum minute repeating watch that was custom designed for the American industrialist John Shaeffer in the early 1900s.This ref. 258700 Quantième Perpétuel from the 1990s ‘John Shaeffer’ line features a wonderful perpetual calendar complication. The watch is executed in an 18k yellow gold cushion shaped case with a diameter of 33 mm and a rather large onion shaped crown to wind the manual movement.The watch sports a white dial with four recessed sub-dials that indicate the day, date, month, and the running seconds with lovely blued sword hands. The dial also features elegant 18k yellow gold applied Breguet numerals and alternating applied dots on the 3, 9, and 12 o’clock positions. The classic looks of the watch are enhanced by the use of old-world style skeletonized cathedral hands.This 258700 comes on a burgundy alligator leather strap with an 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet folding clasp and is fully serviced by Audemars Piguet.
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.
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