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

77 Piaget Absolutely Fine and Very Attractive, Beta21, Rectangular Shaped Wristwatch, in White-gold, With Diamond-set Dial and Case, Reference 14105, With Additional White-gold Piaget Bracelet

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 50,700

Lot Description

Model: Beta21
Reference: 14105
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970’s
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: Beta21
Case N°: 214 179
Dimensions: 41 × 33.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Additional White Gold Bracelet

Piaget produced the reference 14105 around 1970, and it ran until circa 1976. It was released in the concomitance with the launch of the Beta21 movement which was released at the Basel Fair in April 1970. To house the large rectangular shape of the movement was, of course, necessary a big size case: thus Piaget gave life to reference 14105 such as the present lot and more other like 14101 or 14102. The result is this superb white-gold diamond set three-stepped case. The dial is also embellished with diamonds using a method called snow setting in which diamonds are set side by side, playing on variations in diameter, making each piece different, and therefore unique. The quarters are also indicated by 2 sapphires each making the whole watch even more precious. This very model was available in two different versions: one, such as the present lot, with a leather strap and the other with a gold and diamond bracelet. Preserved in remarkable conditions as testified by the deep engravings on the back, this specimen is an absolute joy for precious stones’ lovers.