1970s Audemars Piguet Quantieme Perpetual 5548 First Series Case No. '369'

Condition Analysis
This gem is in excellent condition, with a 'Swiss Only' first series lacquer dial that has some spidering but is hard to tell with the naked eye. The unpolished case has light wear with no dents or gashes. The watch comes with its original yellow gold buckle and a handmade strap. One of the moons on the moonphase complication has some aging but nothing major. The workhorse caliber 2120 inside is running great, already checked and inspected. As with all our watches, this one is keeping excellent time and is fully functional.

Year: Circa Late 1970s
Model: 5548
Case Diameter: 36mm 
Lug to Lug: 38mm
Case: Gold
Condition: No significant wear as seen
Dial: Ivory
Movement: Automatic 
Curator Thoughts
One of the most underrated watches from the neo-vintage era. The caliber 2120 (Derived from the JLC 920) itself is still one of the most significant movements in the world of horology, especially the story behind it. A movement that was needed during the quartz crisis to showcase how important the Swiss watchmaking industry was to the world. A movement that was created under wraps and then showcased to the world in the late 1970s and it was a hit!This reference 5548 is the first series of the Quantieme Perpetual and the first to ever house the caliber 2120. This is the perfect dress watch with its ultraslim case, thanks to the movement, and its 36mm size. Also, we have to mention its case number, '369,' which is pretty cool. It will forever be a timeless design from its double-stepped case to its ivory dial and will only become rarer and more sought after. If you have never experienced this movement or a 36mm dress watch like this, trust me, you don't want to miss out.

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