Piaget. An exceptional 18K white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with one minute flying tourbillon, power reserve, certificate and boxes
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Piaget. An exceptional 18K white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with one minute flying tourbillon, power reserve, certificate and boxes


Piaget. An exceptional 18K white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with one minute flying tourbillon, power reserve, certificate and boxes
5igned Piaget, Polo Tourbillon model, ref. G0A29065, No. 02, case nos. P10191 and 923'682, manufactured in 2004
Cal. 600P rectangular mechanical movement, 24 jewels, one minute revolving titanium tourbillon carriage with stylised P for Piaget visible through the case back and the dial, the dial entirely set with baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, fan-shaped power reserve, large tonneau-shaped case, bezel and lugs set with baguette-cut diamonds, sides and case back pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamond-set crown and 18K white gold Piaget deployant clasp, case, crystal and movement signed
44 mm. wide
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With Piaget Warranty Certificate dated 6 December 2014, established following a servicing at the workshops of Piaget in Geneva, product literature, instruction manual, Piaget and Pinel & Pinel presentation box, Piaget loupe and an additional Piaget black lacquered presentation box and outer packagings.

Consigned by its original owner the present watch is preserved in like new condition and furthermore believed to be the first example of Piaget's Polo Tourbillon ref. G0A29065 to be offered at auction. It represents a rare opportunity for the connoisseur of haute horlogerie and high jewellery to acquire one of the most extraordinary and rare timepieces ever created.

Piaget, one of the world's most exclusive watch manufacturers, is recognized by watch collectors for the quality of its timepieces. Going beyond desires with a true tradition for innovation has been the firm's credo since 1874.

Made in an exceedingly small series only, the present "must-have" luxury watch exemplifies the perfect marriage between haute horlogerie and jewellery. Of undeniable radiance and extravagance, this iconic and timeless timepiece is crafted of large and exceptionally high-quality diamonds. Each stone is individually cut by hand to fit in its exact location, creating a dazzling effect on the beholder. Its legendary calibre 600P, the world's thinnest shaped tourbillon movement, rounds up the overall appearance of this exceptional watch.

Piaget Polo ref. G0A29065
A superb expression of finest jewellery expertise, the watch is adorned with diamonds of exceptional richness. Top, sides, back and crown of the Piaget Polo 18K white gold case are entirely gem-set with 462 brilliant-cut diamonds of 7.84 carats and 165 baguette-cut diamonds of 17.58 carats, even the deployant clasp features16 brilliant-cut and 14 baguette-cut diamonds. In a remarkable arrangement, the diamonds are positioned horizontally or vertically, allowing the emblematic design of the watch to be respected to perfection, baguette-cut diamonds beautifully contrasting with brilliant-cut diamonds.

A magnificent expression of highest watchmaking expertise, the 600P mechanical movement is the world's thinnest shaped tourbillon, one of the most distinguished complications of the watchmaking art. Developed by the master watchmakers of Piaget, calibre 600P impresses with an astounding thickness of only 3.5 mm. On aesthetic grounds, the brand opted for the tourbillon positioned at 12 o'clock. The visual effect is accentuated by the presence of the stylized "P" of Piaget on the tourbillon carriage. The asymmetry of the design required meticulous adjustments in order to respect the balance of the whole movement. The ultra-thin tourbillon carriage, suspended from a single axis, contains 42 components. Fashioned in titanium, it weighs just 0.2 grams and performs one rotation per minute. The 600P movement is also equipped with a power reserve at 6 o'clock. The decorative elements such as the circular Côtes de Genève, the circular-grained main plate, the bevelled hand-drawn bridges and blued screws reflect the distinctive aesthetic codes of the Swiss watchmaking brand.

Calibre 600P is illustrated in Piaget, Editions de La Martinière, p. 158.

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