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.

33 Piaget Very Unusual and Attractive Lady’s Manchette Wristwatch in White Gold, Tiger Eye Dial, Integrated White Gold Bark Finish Bracelet Highlighted by Tiger Eye Rectangular Shaped Motifs

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Sold € 50,700

Lot Description

Model: Manchette
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 9212 D 76
Year: 1971
Case N°: 203800
Caliber: 9P
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 7192820
Bracelet: tiger’s eye and white gold
Dimensions: 43x190mm
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 watches, 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 pieces mainly used semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, coral, mother-of-pearl or onyx. The lot offered here is the referene 9212 and is one of the very few realized using 16 rectangles of the beautiful tiger-eye alternating the striated structure in a vertical way to a horizontal one. The effect that comes out is highly scenic and stands out even more when someone looks at the white gold bracelet with a worked effect. According to the Archives of Piaget, the present “Manchette” watch was manufactured in 1971. Furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition, this jewel-watch is a magnificent demonstration of high-level craftsmanship and good aesthetic taste.