1970s Audemars Piguet Automatic 18K WG (Ref. 5369BC) "Turler" Dial
Although Audemars Piguet may be best known for their Royal Oak series, notably designed by Gerald Genta, AP had a long lineage of interesting timepieces both before the conceptualization of the Royal Oak and after. Primarily consisting of precious metals, Audemar Piguet produced some highly collectible chronographs and dress models that were stylistically, in many cases, very ahead of their time.
The Audemars Piguet ref. 5369BC is an exceptionally handsome dress watch that is a not so distant relative to the aforementioned and famous Royal Oak. Both watches were designed by Gerald Genta in the early 70s and both feature ultra-thin movements, the movement in the ref. 5369 being the rare ultra-thin Audemars Piguet Cal. K2002.
This particualr piece is co-signed by Turler, a Zurich-based jeweler. The brand was established in 1883 by brothers Jean Henri and César Alexander Turler, who made a name for themselves by offering their customers the newest and most exclusive Swiss watch brands at the time, including, Audemars Piguet, Omega, Longines, Vacheron Constantin and Blancpain. After establishing themselves as one of the top retailers in Zurich, Switzerland, and with the prestige the Turler name carried, they started to co-sign the dials of some of the watches they offered, similar to the other well-respected retailers at the time. These Turler co-signed watches produced throughout the 20th century are now desired by collectors alike for their rarity and the provenance they carry.
|Material||18K White Gold|
|Strap||2pc Handmade Barenia Leather Strap|
The very thin, tonneau shaped 18K white gold case has an overall thickness of 6mm that makes for an exceptionally elegant and truly sophisticated aesthetic on wrist. While thin, the lug to lug measurement is 37mm which gives the watch a The 18K white gold case is in superb overall condition, retains crisp finishing and lines throughout with only minimal signs of previous use present. The hall marks and serial number engravings on the case back remain deep and crisp. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade Barenia leather watch strap
The simple satin silver "Turler" signed dial has a surprising amount of depth, adding to the overall sophistication of the watch. The dial itself is exceptionally well-preserved, exhibiting nominal age as it isn't actually present to the naked eye. The solid hands are original to the watch and in excellent condition as well.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.