Today's offering showcases this exclusive mens Piaget watch crafted from 18K gold and owned and worn by Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, the greatest magician duo of all time.
Built when Piaget was still a family owned and run company creating only a relatively small number of high grade watches, it is both ultra-luxurious and very fine. As one of the world's leader in "haute couture" watches, Piaget's clients include kings and queens, princes and princesses, and Hollywood actors. Many of their inspired designs blur the distinction between watches and jewelry.
Made from 18K gold, it is pleasingly and surprisingly heavy with a substantial weight to it. It stands out as extremely luxurious even to the casual observer. The watch is a true statement piece.
While we assume the watch was most likely purchased from a Piaget boutique, our extensive research could not turn up a single other example, so it is possible that it is unique and was custom made by Piaget for them.
Its relatively thin case repeats the decoration from the bracelet and not only possesses elegance and class, it also serves as a fitting housing for one of the thinnest movements ever made, Piaget's award-winning 12P series high grade automatic movement. It is one of the most refined and reliable mechanisms on the supreme level of "extra slim" superior watchmaking.
Launched in 1960, Piaget's 12P movement was the thinnest automatic movement in the world of its time: a mere 2.3 mm thick! Though only about as thick as a US half-dollar, it sacrifices nothing in performance. The thinness of its automatic engine was achieved by the use of 24 carat gold microrotor set down into the movement. We love these watches for their technical innovation, relative uncommonness, superior finished movement, and understated design.
One of the coolest things about this watch is its level of wear. This wasn't a "safe queen" - it was enjoyed by one or both of the duo. While it's still in pleasing condition, it was clearly worn many times. Think of the red carpets and special events this watch to part in!
We have not polished the watch or done anything to the outside of it...we left it just as Siegfried & Roy last used it. The only overhauling we did was to the inside of the watch to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, fully serviced it, which consisted of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new internal mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
It is keeping very accurate time. Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement.
Accompanying it is a Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance from a well-known auction house and a Certificate of Authenticity from Connoisseur of Time.
The current price of a brand new similar 18K mens gold Piaget on a bracelet is approx. $45,000.00 USD + tax. Don't miss the chance to own this gem worn by the world's most famous magician duo for a fraction of that.
We will be listing several of the famous duo's watches. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own one. Siegfried & Roy - Masters of the Impossible
From humble beginnings in war-torn Germany to international fame and a record-setting run at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Siegfried & Roy were entertainers and personalities that will never be replaced.
At the peak of their particular and possibly extinct brand of celebrity, Siegfried & Roy were arguably the most famous magicians since Houdini.
The combination of Siegfried's mastery of illusions with Roy's natural rapport with exotic animals created a 50-year performance partnership that set unparalleled attendance and box office records. Along with their extensive animal family – more than 75 white tigers, white lions, leopards, jaguars, and cheetahs and more – Siegfried & Roy became famous worldwide.
From February 1, 1990, until Roy Horn's career-ending injury on his birthday on October 3, 2003, the duo formed Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Resort and Casino, which was regarded as the most-visited show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In recognition of their talents, Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn received the Las Vegas Entertainment Award for the Best Show Act in 1972; the Magicians of the Year Award from the Academy of Magical Arts in 1976 and they were honored with the Magicians of the Century Award in 2000.
The duo also dedicated their lives to the worldwide conservation of highly endangered species. They have served as Chairmen and remain active supporters of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Save the Tiger Fund. This fund has educated millions of people to the plight and importance of saving imperiled tiger populations and it has raised millions of dollars to protect critical tiger habitat, stop poaching activities and establish effective conservation strategies in a number of range states. Due to their leadership, the number of white tigers in the world has dramatically increased to nearly 200 and there are now 23 rare white lions. Connoisseur of Time Celebrity Collection:
I'm excited to have launched a collection that is composed of 62 watches owned by 36 iconic celebrities and public figures. It may be the largest current collection of celebrity-owned watches in the world. It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by watches and clocks owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:
The King, Elvis Presley. (Just sold)
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
Hollywood icons Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Hope, Greta Garbo, and Mickey Rooney.
Legendary musicians Johnny Cash, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Don Mclean, Leslie West, and Hank Williams, Jr.
Sports great and soccer legend Pelé, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, Yankee great Lefty Gomez, and Green Bay Packer Mike Bucchianeri along with the game ball, signed photo and watch from the college football "all star" Blue Gray Game in 1940.
Further filling the current collection are watches from King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, beloved Hollywood host Ed Sullivan, Academy award-winning actresses Loretta Young and Doris Day, Emmy award-winning actress Valerie Harper, renowned illusionists Siegfried & Roy, Phyllis McGuire of the chart-topping McGuire sisters, Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson), and fashion designer to the stars Nolan Miller.
It also includes rare watches given by heads of state: A prototype 18K gold Buren Microrotor gifted by His Royal Majesty Ibn Saud, former King of Saudi Arabia; a Felsa given by former Libyan Colonel and Head of State Muammar Al Qathafi; a Longines given by Highness Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa former Prime Minister of the State of Bahrain; a Baume & Mercier gifted by the King of Jordan. All three watches are new-old-stock in presentation shadow box frames with photos.
Recently sold was a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.
This is a significant, exciting, and constantly changing new collection you won't want to miss! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for photos of other special pieces from the collection!
To view the first few already up for sale follow this link: https://shop.connoisseuroftime.com/collections/our-celebrity-owned-historical-event-watches?page=1&sort_by=created-descending
Serial no.: 342,198
Model: Ref. 13342 N60
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Very good condition with signs of wear
Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown - 33.5 including), 5.5mm thick
Dial: Champagne with applied yellow gold baton indexes, signed Piaget, aperture for the date. Yellow gold dauphine hands. Original and untouched, mint condition
Movement type: Signed Piaget, Cal. 12 PCI, rhodium-plated, 30 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 24K gold micro-rotor, Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
Band: Original, integrated, repeating decoration, signed Piaget, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 inches, excellent condition
Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
Weight of complete watch: 100.2 grams
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, fully serviced it, which consisted of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new internal mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance from a well-known auction house
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee