AUDEMARS PIGUET WATCH WITH 9 COMPLICATIONS
ONE OF A SPECIAL SERIES OF COMPLICATED WATCHES FOR THE GERMAN MARKET
Audemars Piguet & Co., No. 48355. Made for Dürrstein & Co., Dresden, circa 1900.
Extremely fine and important, large, heavy 18K rose gold, minute-repeating, hunting-cased, keyless,
pocket watch with split-seconds Chronograph, instantaneous 30-minute register, perpetual calendar
and phases of the moon. Accompanied by a period box.
Four-body, "Louis XV", massive, polished, the front cover with engraved foliate monogram,
push button for the start/stop and return to zero functions of the chronograph at 1, for the
split-seconds and rejoin at 11. Hinged gold cuvette, glazed gold-rimmed cover over the movement.
Seven-piece white enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track, outermost chronograph
track with fifths of a second divisions and red Arabic five second/minute numerals, four subsidiary
dials for days of the week, date, months concentric with leap year indication and instantaneous
30-minute register, seconds and aperture for the phases of the moon. Pink gold Louis XV hands.
21''', matte gilt, 31 jewels, calibrated straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation
balance with gold and platinum temperature and meantime adjustment screws, blued steel Breguet
balance spring with overcoil, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a
slide on the band.
Case and movement numbered.