Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 5402ST I first A series I first owner I unpolished | German delivery 1973

Amazing Gerald Genta icon Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 5402ST first A Series (A6XX”) from 1973. Movement number 141xxx. This watch is original in every part and has never been polished, plus there is an interesting provenance behind the watch. Owned as a personal watch by a renowned jeweller in Stuttgart/Germany who closed down his store around 1996 after more than 50 years of service. The watch has then been given to a family member, and now I am happy to offers this extraordinary piece. Dial has a gorgeous, uniform patina, slighly tropicalized troughout, original “Swiss” signed dial from 1973, AP at 6 o’clock, original handset, original crown. Original Gay Freres bracelet with folding clasp signed “GF”, “AP” signed on an bracelet link and the date engraved 1/72 – has kind of stretch, but overall condition is still good and unpolished. The unpolished case was cut out of one block of metal. The eight hexagonal screws are due to a patented housing seal and are made of 18-carat white gold. Case has signs of use, slight scratches and few tiny dents but no deep impacts at all. Watch would look like new if there would b a careful refreshing through AP in Le Brassus performed. I personally would leave it unpolished as it is, as this is an important fact not only for a discerened collector.
Also included is the original blanco guarantee booklet with all three copy pages. One copy and the booklet itself has been handed over to the customer, one copy for the distributor and one for the AD. As the watch has been privately owned by a jeweller he obvoiusly did not take care about filling the papers out when he got it in 1973. Coming also with an additional AP certificate of authenticity (in French, also blanco) and the original envelope for both documents. Bonus on top is the original AP hangtag with reference number, case serial number and movement number written in. Unfortunately only the original box could not be found. According the AP extract of archives dated April 2022, this watch left production on April 24, 1973. Despite service history is unknown the movement is still running relatively well with an amplitue of up to 250 degrees and -3 to -10 / seconds a day, depending on position on the timegrapher. A service through AP in Le Brassus could of course be performed, but there is a long waiting list for servicing the 5402 at present
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