The roots of the Christie's great deal 204 extend all the way back to the year 1885, just 10 years later Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet founded the corporation. Both the complications and miniaturization have been a focus for those founders. The 14 ligne motion is just one of those 82 mini minute-repeating moves made before 1900 and it was initially cased as a women's minute repeating Replica Audemars Piguet Classique Pocket Watch 25712BA.OO.0000XX.01 watch (47 moves were between 8 ligne and 12 ligne and 35 moves were 13 ligne or 14 ligne). The Archives detail each step along the journey this 25712BA. OO.0000XX.01 watch took and Christie's printed the whole background in the catalogue, including photos from the Archives. It's very important to highlight that in 1900, based on Audemars Piguet ledgers, the tiny minute repeating ring see 8 ligne motion was so labour intensive that it cost over a typical size grand complication Audemars Piguet Classique replica view.
The Archives affirm that the motion is standard 18SMQV, and the dial is made from gold with employed white-gold Arabic numerals. While pocket watches from different leading firms from the late 19th century frequently share similar layout guidelines, Jules Audemars Extra-Thin replica watches in the 1910s on start to diverge in the standard procedures frequently taken by our coworkers. While classical and conventional watches always have and will always continue to be created, the threads of unconventionality and distinction which Audemars Piguet is famous for now in a lot of the present collection were coming to focus almost a century past as attested by the a variety of case fashions, pendants, bows, bezel sizesand dial fonts, along with numerals which were utilized. Even with no title Audemars Piguet 25712BA. OO.0000XX.01 about the dial, seasoned pocket watch 25712BA.OO.0000XX.01 replica collectors and fans would seem at Sotheby's lot 186 and intuitively know it is probably an Audemars Piguet Classique Pocket Watch replica watch. Minute-repeating wristwatches, higher jewellery women's watches, our oldest moon-phase wristwatches, our very first jump-hour wristwatches, and our oldest skeletonized 25712BA. Moreover, stunning complex pocket watches using modern aesthetics to the time frame were also being produced. Sotheby's Lot 186 is an absolutely beautiful example of the latter group: it's an 18K white-gold, open-faced, minute-repeating endless calendar pocket watch which was retailed by means of a L'Emeraude in 1928 and marketed into the celebrated pianist Alfred Cortot. Sotheby's has a superbly well-researched catalogue note on the huge achievements of Cortot along with his contributions to musical performance, education, and preservation.
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