empressissi™ is pleased to offer this fantastic ultra slim evening watch for men by the fine Swiss maker AUDEMARS PIGUET. This fantastic luxurious watch has the slimmest manual wind made in Switzerland for decades, the legandary cal. 2003 also used by Patek Philippe and Vacheron&Constantin and is an iconic caliber among vintage watches enthusiasts. This particular watch comes with an integral 18K solid gold bracelet, a heavy watch with good presence.
The watch houses a legendary AP 2003 manual wind movement which is based on a Frederic Piguet caliber 21, running on 17 jewels. This movement is known as the slimmest manual wind caliber in mass production, less than 1.7mm thick! It is cased in an exquisite slim yet thick gauge 18K solid white gold fully signed and hallmarked. It is also unique to see that the frame holding the movement, normally made and signed 'Metal' is also solid 18K gold and is held with four screws. The watch has a good original mineral low dome crystal and an original crown. The overall thickness of the watch including the crystal at its top height is just 5mm.
The dial is as slim as a piece of paper, it is in the correct pearl tone with black print which may have been restored in the past and shows a few small age related signs. It has an original set of solid gold hands.
This elegant AP watch measures 23mm side to side (excluding crown) and 29mm from top of frame to its bottom.
Attached to this watch is its original, signed AUDEMARS PIGUET 750/18K Swiss made integral bracelet in 18K solid white gold with AP logo double safety clasp, thick and impressive and in great condition. Will fit a wrist of up to 180mm comfortably and is very heavy.
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