Today's offering showcases this exclusive mens Piaget Black Tie Emperador style watch crafted from 18K white gold. It presents a surprising large presence on the wrist, larger than many rectangular or tonneau dress watches from the era.
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.
It has a distinctive Piaget look with a sculptured bezel and cabochon sapphire crown. With its white gold case, gray dial, white gold markers, and silver Piaget printing, it has a stunning monochromatic design that we love.
Built from solid 18K white gold, the slim case 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 9P series high grade movement.
Its renowned movement, one of the world's first ultra-thin wristwatch movement, measures a mere 2.15mm thick - less than the thickness of a US half-dollar! Despite its small size, it sacrifices nothing in performance, having earned a reputation as one of the most refined and reliable mechanisms on the supreme level of fine watchmaking.
It presents beautifully on the wrist. The case presents as mint condition. The long lugs appear to have previously been customized.
Its gray dial with 18K white gold markers is original and untouched. It has light natural aging to the lacquer which is more difficult to see than the photos seem to suggest. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who has done authorized work for Piaget and the Richemont Group which besides Piaget owns brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others, fully serviced it, which consisted of fully disassembling the high-grade ultra thin 9P series movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new internal mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
For the finishing touch, we have meticulously detailed it and installed a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
As one of the world's leader in "haute couture" women's 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.
Serial no.: 295,324
Model: Ref. 9761 A6
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men - pleasingly larger than most mens watches from the era
Case material: 18K white gold
Case condition: Presents as mint with clear stamping. The lugs appear to have been previously customized.
Dimensions: 29mm wide (excluding crown - 31.5mm including) by 44.5mm long
Dial: Signed Piaget, gray with 18K white gold baton markers, original and untouched, light natural aging to the lacquer which is more difficult to see than the photos seem to suggest. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
Movement type: Piaget caliber 9P1, extremely high grade, hand wound, 18 jewels, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight line lever escapement, shock resistant, self-compensating balance spring
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal: Sapphire glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who has done authorized work for Piaget and the Richemont Group which besides Piaget owns brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others, fully serviced it, which consisted of fully disassembling the high-grade ultra thin 9P series 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
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.