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.

32 Piaget Elegant and Catching Lady’s Manchette Wristwatch in White Gold, Lapis Lazuli Dial, Integrated White Gold Bark Finish Bracelet Highlighted by Lapis and Malachite Rectangular Motifs

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 41,600

Lot Description

Model: Manchette
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 9150 D 47
Year: 1970s
Case N°: 198488
Caliber: 9P2
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 7402497
Bracelet: Malachite, Lapis and white Gold
Dimensions: 33x175mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Originally focused on the development and manufacturing of movements, Piaget began making watches under its own name in 1943, about 70 years after its foundation in Côte-aux-Fées by the will of Georges Edouard Piaget in 1874. They immediately centralized their efforts and ideas in the creation of very thin watches, setting new records as the world’s thinnest simple or complicated timepieces, with special features like the use of hard stones, developing the spirit of luxury in an atmosphere of creativity, attention to detail, and fully integrated expertise that would have characterized them forever. Regarding this, Piaget is a true manufacturer and leading light in the design and production of real works of art. The present lot is part of the special creations of Piaget and is one exponent of the collection “Manchette”, which was launched in the late 1960s/early 1970s: these creations were watches designed for a young and avant-garde female clientele and were characterized by their large bracelets, forming a cone when worn. These creations were manufactured mainly in yellow gold, consequently the examples in white gold such as the present lot are extremely sought after. Moreover this reference 9150 has a very rare configuration which alternates rectangles of two different semi-precious had stone instead of the more common version of only one. The materials used here are malachite and the very appreciated lapis lazuli. The effect is definitely remarkable and the blu and green colors stand out more vivid than ever when combined with the white gold. The white gold structure of the bracelet is very elegant and the engraved decoration on the domed edges are definitely cool. The dial is fully realized in lapis lazuli with the only signature Piaget and the two dauphine hands applied on it. The watch is offered in extremely nice conditions and is a real beauty on a lady’s wrist.