• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 275

    Piaget. A large and unusual 18K white gold rectangular wristwatch with black hardstone dial

    SIGNED PIAGET, REF. 14101, CASE NO. 244'690, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

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    Piaget. A large and unusual 18K white gold rectangular wristwatch with black hardstone dial
    Signed Piaget, ref. 14101, case no. 244'690, manufactured in 1974
    Cal. Beta 21 electroquartz movement, 13 jewels, black hardstone dial, silvered Roman numerals, large rectangular case, stepped bezel, back secured by four screws, 18K white gold Piaget buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. wide & 41 mm. overall length


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    With Piaget Japan invoice dated 23 June 2008 for the servicing of the watch.

    According to the Archives of Piaget, the present watch was manufactured in 1974.

    The Beta-21 calibre was developed by a consortium of watch companies, including Piaget, at the Swiss Electronic Research Centre or CEH (Centre Electronique Horloger) in Neuchâtel. It was the first quartz movement for wristwatches with analog display.

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