CASE NUMBER: C 1167, No. 1434
CASE MATERIAL: 18K white gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 36 mm in diameter
DIAL: White with white gold hour markers, three calendar subregisters for day, month, and date; moonphase indication
BRACELET MATERIAL: Audemars Piguet black lizard strap with Audemars Piguet signed 18K white gold buckle
BRACELET SIZE: 6-1/2 to 8 inches
MOVEMENT: Automatic, No. 227167
FUNCTIONS: Time, perpetual calendar, and moonphase indication
CALIBER: 2120 QP
Every watch manufacturer has its specialty. For Audemars Piguet, that specialty was, and still is, the perpetual calendar. The watchmaker's consistent focus over the decades on complications like the perpetual calendar is one reason Audemars Piguet remains the preeminent haute horlogerie house still owned by its founding families; in fact, some even regard the perpetual calendar as the company's savior. The present reference is based on a design launched in 1978 at the depth of the Swiss watch industry. The battery-operated quartz watch was king and traditional Swiss watchmakers were being decimated. Audemars unveiled its perpetual calendar based on the slim automatic JLC caliber 920. Coming on the heels of the Royal Oak and Nautilus, the AP perpetual was a hit. The present example is in wonderful condition with only few signs of wear.
Accompanied by leather pouch, outer box, hang tag, user manual and warranty.
Dial and hands in excellent condition. Case in excellent condition with only few signs of wear. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in excellent condition.
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