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.

78 Piaget Elegant and Attractive Beta21 Rectangular Shaped Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 14 101, With Onyx Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 7,020

Lot Description

Model: Beta21
Reference: 14 101
Case Material: White gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1970s
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: XP4
Case N°: 203916
Movement N°: 700202
Dimensions: 41 mm x 33.5 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The Beta-21 caliber was developed by a consortium of watch companies at the Swiss Electronic Research Center or CEH (Centre Électronique Horloger) in Neuchâtel and was the first quartz movement for wristwatches with analog display. As a key member of the CEH, Piaget presented its first watch using a Beta 21 movement in 1970. The present lot is one of these specimens fully made in 18k white gold: its size is big in order to contain the huge movement and its 3 stepped edges are extremely well preserved despite the almost 50 years of age. The dial is special as well since have been used the onyx stone, whose black color creates a perfect marriage with the white of the case.