Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

217 Piaget An absolutely fine and glamorous Piaget skeletonized chronograph in 18k yellow gold and lapis lazuli and diamond-set

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Lot Description

Model: Skeletonized Chronograph
Material: 18k yellow gold with diamond and lapislazuli
Reference N°: 15940
Year: 1980
Case N°: 625202 N°2 di 10
Caliber: Manual Wind
Movement N°: 93004
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 44
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

Originally focused on the development and manufacturing of movements, Piaget began making watches under its own name in 1943, about 70 years after its foundation in Côte-aux-Fées by the will of Georges Edouard Piaget in 1874. They immediately centralized their efforts and ideas in the creation of very thin watches, setting new records as the world’s thinnest simple or complicated watches, with special features like visible dials and engine, also known as skeletonized watches, developing the spirit of luxury in an atmosphere of creativity, attention to detail, and fully integrated expertise that would have characterized them forever. The very beautiful chronograph offered is one of the finest examples for its attention to details and the unusual set of features that make it up. As demonstrated by the engravings on the back, this is the number 2 of a very limited series of 10 examples, the particular oval shape of the 18k yellow-gold case is embellished by a set of diamonds on the bend two small chronograph pushers. The bezel is the perfect representation of skill and mastery for the double set of elongated lapis lazuli and brilliant-cut diamonds. At the center stands out the skeleton movement shows every minimum gear that allows this special watch to work. An unicum, a jewel, a piece of fine watchmaking, however one wishes to consider this object is the umpteenth demonstration of Piaget’s importance and always high quality, even after 145.