Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

253 Piaget Very Unusual and Attractive Lady’s Manchette Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Tiger Eye Dial

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 35,000

Lot Description

Model: Manchette
Reference: 9212 D 76
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold and tiger eye
Year: 1970s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9P
Case N°: 177268
Dimensions: 43 mm x 190 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Box

Piaget immediately centralized its efforts and ideas in the creation of very thin 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. 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 reference 9212D76 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 yellow-gold bracelet with a worked effect. Furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition and sold with its original box, this jewel watch is a magnificent demonstration of high-level craftmanship and good aesthetic taste.