Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

127 Piaget Glamorous and Particular Square-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, With Lapis Lazuli-Set Dial, Retailed by Cartier

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 8,060

Lot Description

Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 9603
Year: 1970s
Case N°: 178869 026012 21800
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 26012
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 28 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

When looking to a watch, and specially to a lady’s watch, it has to be appreciated not only from a technical point of view but also and mainly from an artistic perspective. Regarding this, Piaget is a true manufacturer and leading light in the design and production of small works of art, realized with precious material and stones. The present lot is a fine and lovely lady’s wristwatch realized with the use of white gold, one of the heaviest material. The square case is nicely executed with an engine-turned engraved bezel with indexes for the fifth minutes. The dial is simple and clean and has been realized using one of the most appreciated hard stones ever: lapis lazuli. These kind of dials are so fragile since their thickness is few millimeters and only the expert hand of a watchmaker is able to work on them. This detail means that such dials are now in great demand and are even more popular when mounted on a particular case with such a precious material as white gold. In addition to this, at 12 o ’clock is located the precious retailer signature of Cartier, known as the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers, and one of the first to use white gold in jewelry making. Very well preserved, this watch is the perfect combination of special materials difficult to work and yet another example of master of the Piaget brand.