Very fine and extremely rare Audemars Piguet, 18k white gold, diamond-set lady’s wristwatch with 18K white gold integrated bracelet, created in 1967. Watch features very unusual “Maltese cross” silver dial and amazing set of 206 diamonds (8/8 cut) with total weight of around 4,12 carats. Powered by manual winding Audemars Piguet Cal. K2050/8 movement, SN: 100541. Case SN: 45 161, marked with 18K Owl hallmarks and “D✠T” mark, signed Audemars Piguet & Co, Swiss. Accompanied by original Audemars Piguet box, no papers.
The watch is stamped with the French import hallmark for precious metals and the “D✠T” hallmark of Vacheron Constantin’s importer for France; this can explain why the watch bears the Maltese cross on its dial. A watch with a dial also bearing this symbol is published in “Audemars Piguet Le maître de l’horlogerie” book by Gisbert L. Brunner, on the page 202, photo No. 198a.”
C. Two-body, numbered 45 161 (by Adea Fontan, Les Acacias, Geneva), vertical rectangular-shaped, solid, polished, bezel set with 44 white round 8/8 cut diamonds, each lugs set with two brilliant-cut diamonds and the bracelet set with 158 brilliant-cut diamonds, M. Mechanical movement,Cal. K2050/8, 20 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions; D. Matte silver with applied white gold Maltese cross. White gold baton hands; Dial, movement and case signed. Width 15mm, watch length overall (around) 155 mm;
Crafted in white gold and set with brilliant-cut diamonds, this Audemars Piguet lady’s bracelet watch is preserved in very good overall condition, 7/10 condition, running and ready to wear or gift!