Audemars Piguet 14273 Extra Flat YG White Roman

Item Number: AP019

$202,105.29 TWD
- Specifications
Brand
Audemars Piguet
Model
Extra Flat
Reference
14273BA
Year
circa 1989
Serial
Cxxxxxx
Movement
Manual Wind Cal.2080
Case
31mm
Material
18K Yellow Gold
Bracelet
Dark Brown Leather Strap
Bracelet Length
Approx 18cm
Includes
AP Signed Yellow Gold Buckle, Service Paper(2016)
Notes
The watch will be completely serviced by our watchmaker after your order
Delivery will be done when the service is completed
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator leather overseas.

If you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


-Description

Audemars Piguet was founded in Le Brassus in the Joux Valley by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edouard-Auguste Piguet.

Since its foundation in 1875, it is the oldest watch brand that has been consistently managed by the founding family.

Since its foundation, it has been manufacturing complicated watches such as perpetual calendars, chronographs, and sonnerie watches, and together with Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe, it is known as one of the world's three major brands, or the "Big Three.

This Ref. 14273 is a dress watch manufactured in the late 1980s.

It is sometimes called "extra flat/extra thin" due to the thickness of the case, which is only 5 mm.

The case material is 18k yellow gold and measures 31mm.

The numbers may seem small, but dress watches appear larger than the numbers because of the narrower edges and larger dial.

This is more noticeable when the dial is white, so a slightly smaller size is recommended.

The delicacy with which the surfaces, including the bezel, are polished and the sides of the case are hairline-finished is a feature unique to this class of watch.

The back of the case also has a circumferential hairline finish on the outer circumference and a vertical hairline finish on the case back.

The dial is a classic combination of a white dial and printed Roman numeral indexes.

It is a very beautiful white, and it is hard to believe that the watch is over 40 years old.

The hands are dauphine hands made of the same yellow gold material as the case.

They are cut in a mountain shape, which gives them a shaded appearance.

The movement is a manual wind Cal.2080.

It is based on Frederic Piguet Cal.810, which was used by Vacheron Constantin as Cal.1132.

The watch comes with a genuine 18K YG buckle and a  service paper when the watch was serviced at Audemars Piguet service center in 2016.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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