AUDEMARS PIGUET PIECE UNIQUE MAGNIFICENT JEWELLED AUTOMATON WATCH
"BATMAN AND NIGHT AND DAY" YELLOW AND BLUE SAPPHIRE WHITE GOLD
Audemars Piguet, Swiss, "Batman and Night and Day - Pièce Unique", movement No. 366996,
case No. D 94947. Sold on February 25th, 2002.
Extremely fine, unique and magnificent, large, very heavy 18K white gold, diamond, yellow and blue sapphire
and lapis lazuli-set hunting cased, keyless watch with bat automaton, set with a total of 38.18 carats of diamonds,
58.67 carats of sapphires comprising 1599 precious stones. Accompanied by the extract from the archives and the Jacot
of of Zermatt sales receipt.
Five-body, polished, the front cover representing daytime entirely gem-set with a yellow sapphire sun (7.49 cts)
partially obscured by a diamond-set cloud (10.3 cts), light blue sapphire background (12.86 cts), the back cover
representing night with a yellow sapphire crescent moon (2.46 cts), diamond-set cloud (9.66 cts), dark blue sapphire
sky (16.24 cts) with diamond-set stars, barrel-shaped single lug set with white diamonds, the terminals set with cabochon
blue sapphires, double spiral bow set with shaped baguette white diamonds (7.06 cts), large lobed diamond-set
winding crown set with a large cabochon sapphire, double-sided inner case, wide border around the dial set with
blue navette sapphires (9.36 cts) within mother of pearl borders to form a stylized flower, pavé set sapphires between,
polished band, the other side decorated with a pavé diamond full moon on a lapis lazuli sky set with diamond stars,
over the moon a black automaton bat which turns on an axis and moves on a variable trajectory is activated by a slide
on the band, inclined border set with blue sapphires intersected by white diamonds, sapphire crystals.
Mother of pearl, tapered baguette sapphire hour indexes alternating with tapered baguette white diamonds.
White gold baton hands.
16''', extra thin, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance,
self-compensating flat balance spring.