Lot 230
  • 230


50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • Piaget
  • white gold, yellow gold, diamond, cow leather
  • diameter 43 mm
• cal. 838P manual winding movement, 19 jewels • black dial, baton hands • hinged 18k white gold and diamond set cover, skeletonized cover with transparent hour glass filled with yellow gold beads, 18k white gold and diamond set case, lugs, and bands, solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k white gold and diamond set Piaget folding clasp 


CASE Case in overall excellent condition with shop wear. Protective manufacturer's adhesive is still present to the interior bezels. The case is with 60 baguette cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.6 cts and 500 brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.5 cts. The case is highly attractive. Free moving gold beads pass freely from one side of the hour glass to the other. Folding clasp with protective adhesive still apparent. DIAL Black time dial in excellent condition. MOVEMENT The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. ***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Piaget Certificate of Authenticity, Warranty Certificate card, and presentation box with outer packaging.

The total diamond weight is approximately 8.10 cts.

The Altiplano Double Jeu 'Hour Glass,' is a breathtaking and whimsical timepiece made possible by Piaget's ultra-thin caliber technology. The hinged lid is adorned with 60 baguette-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 4.60 carats. Two sapphire corundum plates encase an elegantly pierced diamond set design, creating the frame for an hourglass filled with sparkling yellow gold beads which pass freely through the dial cover. The hinged hourglass lid reveals a luxurious black dial signed Piaget. Piaget mastered ultra-thin caliber movements to accommodate their distinctive watch designs. In the 1970's, Piaget's ultra-thin movements allowed them to to be highly creative, using exotic and thick hard stone dials which are iconic still today.