CASE NUMBER: 51048
CASE MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 31.5 mm in diameter
DIAL: Champagne with "Tiffany & Co." signature
BRACELET MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold signed "C&B Italy"
BRACELET SIZE: 6-1/2 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time only
A beautifully maintained ultra-thin Audemars Piguet wristwatch retailed by the prestigious Tiffany & Co. Before the famous Royal Oak and Offshore series of watches, Audemars Piguet was known for its prowess at manufacturing ultra-thin watches and movements, the present watch an excellent example of this skill. The bracelet, signed "C&B Italy", was manufactured by one of the most famous bracelet makers of the period and one of the few bracelet manufacturers for Tiffany. The present example is in spectacular original condition, even exhibiting a pinkish patina from lack of use. A treasure for the discerning collector.
Dial and hands in excellent condition. Unpolished case in excellent condition with scratches and one small ding on the edge of the bezel consistent with age and normal wear. Case and bracelet have developed pinkish patina from age and lack of use. Overall in excellent condition.
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