The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
40 Piaget Very Unusual and Attractive, Lady’s Bracelet Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Red Hard Stone Dial, With Box, Reference 9850
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Sold € 29,900
Model: Bracelet Watch
Reference: 9850 N 44
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 193 053
Movement N°: 7007905
Dimensions: 39 × 28 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
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 “haute couture”, 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 elegant bracelets which perfectly worn the wrist. These pieces mainly used semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, coral, mother-of-pearl, ruby root color or onyx. When they were unveiled at the Basel Fair, the Journal de Genève of 15 April 1970 commented: “this year, Piaget has indulged its taste for color by going for dials in precious stone. And this innovation, remember, is itself a creation of the House of Piaget”. The lot offered here is the reference 9850 and is one of the very few realized using the beautiful “root ruby” stone. 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 craftsmanship and good aesthetic taste.