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    Sale 1243

    Important Watches

    15 March 2016, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 64

    PIAGET. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE LATE HOUPHOUET BOIGNY

    SIGNED PIAGET, HOUPHOUET BOIGNY, MOVEMENT NO. 774’282, CASE NOS. 9'633 AND 289’534, CIRCA 1970

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    PIAGET. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE LATE HOUPHOUET BOIGNY
    SIGNED PIAGET, HOUPHOUET BOIGNY, MOVEMENT NO. 774’282, CASE NOS. 9'633 AND 289’534, CIRCA 1970
    Cal. 9P2 mechanical movement, 18 jewels, gilt brushed dial with Houphouet Boigny portrait, circular case, back secured by four screws, 18k gold Piaget buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    31 mm. diam.


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    Born on the 18th of October 1905, Felix Houphouet-Boigny became the first President of Ivory coast in 1960. Aiming to lead his nation towards independence and economic prosperity, Houphouet Boigny assisted the development of his country through its cocoa and coffee industry, as well as strong international relations with western economies such as France. Lasting until 1993, his leadership made Houphouet-Boigny, affectionately called Papa Houphouet, the third longest-serving leader after Fidel Castro and North Korean leader Kin II-Sung.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
    lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.
    (for watches) Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue have bands which may be made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile and which may not lawfully be exported from the sale site without a CITES export permit. As explained above, these lots are marked with the symbol (~) in the catalogue.Accordingly, for purchased watches that are to be shipped out of the sale site for delivery,Christie’s will need to remove and retain the band before shipping the watch and buckle.