Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

3 Piaget Refined and Attractive, Altiplano Skeleton Wristwatch, in Gold and Rock Crystal, Reference 93018

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 8,060

Lot Description

Model: Altiplano Skeleton
Reference: 93018
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Rock Crystal
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Rock Crystal
Year: 1985
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9P
Movement N°: 980 198
Dimensions: 31.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Collectors consider the 1970/80s as Piaget’s era of superb creativity and unbounded designs. During this highly creative period, the brand designed an impressive range of cuff and bracelet watches carved in gold and adorned with exotic hard stones. Sapphires, emeralds or diamonds were only some of the materials used and one of the most interesting with which Piaget decided to test itself was rock crystal. The Altiplano skeleton reference 93018 is a truly magnificent creation by the Swiss firm where the rock crystal has a main Rolex in both bracelet and case composition. The rock crystal circular case with stepped gold bezel, gold triple batons at the quarters, t-lugs has a glazed display back secured by six screws. The bracelet is in 18k yellow gold with inner crystal links and gold clasp. The skeletonized dial shows the finely pierced and engraved gilt-finished lever movement with feuille hands. We are here in the presence of an object of the finest quality, given the great difficulties deriving from the processing of crystal.