Audemars Piguet unusual shaped cases.

Jan 14, 2023,09:58 AM

I discovered most of them when Audemars Piguet released the Code 11.59. 

Alas, I know almost nothing about them. But I find this cases diversity very interesting. 

Here we go. 

The John Schaeffer star wheel minute repeater is something! ( Credit Christies )

Jumping Hour from.... 1929!

" Disco Volante " from 1936.

In comparison, this sublime minute repeater in platinum looks shy! ( 1945 )

More recent, the Hutiième, blending tantalum with rose gold ( Credit Touch of Modern ). 

The non credited pictures come from Audemars Piguet.



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Some unusual case designs there. I love that star wheel.

 By: 111forza : January 14th, 2023-10:32
Not really an unusual case but something different and rarely seen I tried on a few years back I think it called Le Ferrari. ...  

Never saw that one!

 By: amanico : January 14th, 2023-10:34

actually had once series on car engraved dials. ferrari rolls merc etc. another for nature

 By: GuinnessForMeAndTheWatch : January 15th, 2023-16:12
came with two smaller 34mm case types and both with a 2120 and 2120sq (skeleton movement). also some unique gemset ones making case 39mm; have one in platinum

ref 14667

 By: GuinnessForMeAndTheWatch : January 15th, 2023-18:42
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Very interesting!

 By: amanico : January 15th, 2023-19:05

AP has an impressive history…

 By: ArmisT : January 14th, 2023-12:27
but to many in the current generation, AP is all about the Royal Oak and it’s derivatives. I don’t know what years all the pieces you posted are from, but I expect most are pre-RO introduction.

Here it is, at a quick search it looks like this is AP Ref. 5159 with case designed by Crosier, produced in only 7 pieces between 1960 and's a picture from an AP museum site:

 By: FabR : January 14th, 2023-15:02
It would be nice to dig deeper into this topic --- definitely a very interesting and little-explored one! ...  

Well done, Sherlock!

 By: amanico : January 14th, 2023-17:09

Hehehe! :))))

 By: amanico : January 14th, 2023-18:39


 By: FabR : January 14th, 2023-18:43


 By: Nicetomeetyou : January 14th, 2023-14:03
Do you know the reference of the one with the spiral pattern on the dial?

The third? No, alas.

 By: amanico : January 14th, 2023-14:15


 By: NautNut : January 14th, 2023-15:13
The good old days of AP

Thanks Nico

 By: Weems@8 : January 14th, 2023-16:01
The Audemars Piguet Hutiiėme is a nice watch. The prices are reasonable too. The size is just perfect, because not a very old model.


 By: amanico : January 14th, 2023-17:18

The first one is ......

 By: saintseiyaikki : January 14th, 2023-16:19
Not very attractive 🤭, how about their remaster0x series? I always thought the 5516 would be reborn soon.


 By: amanico : January 14th, 2023-17:18

I guess if ap would have a plan for the [re]Master02..

 By: saintseiyaikki : January 15th, 2023-00:26
Their perpetual calendar 5516 could be a good choice🤔

Ah, now I get it.

 By: amanico : January 15th, 2023-08:56

The AP cushion cases…

 By: mdg : January 14th, 2023-18:22
…are some of the best I’ve ever seen…bring them back!!!

I do love that Disco Volante chronograph.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 15th, 2023-00:46
You know, I got here on a disco volante.

We from Proxima Centauri call it that.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 15th, 2023-11:27
You were correct.


 By: amanico : January 15th, 2023-11:52

Loved visiting the museum. Really wonderful curation

 By: Strictly Vintage Watches : January 15th, 2023-03:42

 By: Volney. : January 16th, 2023-18:44
Those are spectacular yet very elegant specimens! Were they commissioned pieces?

 By: Volney. : January 16th, 2023-20:53
That's even more interesting, considering the relatively low production numbers in those years.

 By: Volney. : January 17th, 2023-00:14
Both are perhaps my favorite among those.

Me too!

 By: amanico : January 17th, 2023-08:52