Audemars Piguet Jump Hour Minute Repeater 25723

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Ring ding dong, ring-a-ding ding ding dong. Keep their heads ringin’!This rare Audemars Piguet dress watch from the 1990s features two of the coolest and most advanced complications in haute horlogerie: the jumping hours and the minute repeater.The ref. 2573 features a rectangular 18k yellow-gold case, measuring a classic 29 x 38 mm, with short downturned lugs and a discrete slider in the left hand side of the case. The slider activates the repeating mechanism that strikes the hours, quarters, and minutes as tiny hammers hit steel gongs inside the case.The hours are indicated with low-pitched tones, the minutes with high-pitched tones and the quarters with a combination of the two; creating a wonderful symphony of sounds.The classic white dial in turn features a jumping hour mechanism. Instead of using a traditional rotating hand to display the hour, it can be read through a small aperture at the 12 o‘clock position. As a result, the traditional hour markers are replaced by applied 18k yellow-gold Breguet style 5-minute indicators, which allow the time to be read off the centrally mounted cathedral minute hand. The seconds, in turn, are displayed in a sub-dial at the 6 o‘clock position.The ref. 25723 is an exquisite piece of high end watchmaking from one of the members of the holy trinity of Swiss watch making. It’s also an incredible steal, as it costs only a fraction of what a similar watch from Patek Philippe would set you back. However, it’s clear that collectors are starting to catch up on Audemars Piguet’s wonderful catalog from the 1980s and 1990s, so don’t expect these prices to hold much longer.


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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