Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

MILANO
Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

MONACO
Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

94 Piaget Absolutely Fine and Very Attractive, Beta 21, Rectangular Shaped Wrist Watch, in White Gold, With Pavè Diamond-set Dial, Case and Bracelet, Reference 14105

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Model: Beta21
Reference: 14105
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Year: 1975
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: XP4
Case N°: 258350
Movement N°: 731559
Dimensions: 33 x 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Literature: This specific watch has been sold at Phillips “The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT” Auction, 10-11 November 2018 as lot 154 for CHF 27,500

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Piaget is a Swiss brand with a rich history deeply intertwined with watchmaking excellence. Established in 1874 by Georges Edouard Piaget, the brand initially specialized in crafting precision watch movements before transitioning into a renowned watchmaker. In the mid-20th century, Piaget made waves by introducing ultra-thin movements, setting records with Caliber 9P in 1957 and the world’s thinnest automatic movement, Caliber 12P, in 1960. Beyond technical prowess, Piaget seamlessly blends Swiss precision with artistic innovation, particularly in high-jewelry watches. In approximately 1970, Piaget introduced the reference 14 105, a timepiece that remained in production until around 1976. This release coincided with the launch of the Beta21 movement, unveiled at the Basel Fair in April 1970. To accommodate the sizable rectangular shape of the movement, Piaget crafted a series of watches, including reference 14 105, 14 101, and 14 102, all featuring a substantial case size. The highlighted timepiece, part of this series, boasts a magnificent three-stepped case made of white gold and adorned with diamonds. The dial is a true work of art, enhanced with a snow-setting technique, where diamonds are meticulously placed side by side, creating a play on variations in diameter. Additionally, the quarters on the dial are marked by two sapphires each, adding an extra layer of sophistication to this already precious timepiece. The original owner of this piece, from the first version, had it fitted with a white gold and diamonds bracelet by Corum. This specific specimen is exceptionally well-preserved, evident in the deep engravings on the back

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