1970's Piaget Vintage Mens Ultra Thin Automatic Watch with Award Winning 12P Movement - 18K Gold


Item No. 8638SH

Today's offering showcases this exclusive mens Piaget watch crafted from 18K gold.

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.

Built from 18K gold, its pleasingly heavy bracelet stands out as extremely luxurious even to the casual observer. The watch is a true a statement piece.

Its slim 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 thiness of its automatic 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.

We were fortunate to acquire it in such beautiful original condition. All parts are original. It presents as mint condition on the wrist.

The case presents as mint condition with all of its original stamping strong. The untouched smoky gray dial presents as mint. Its sapphire crystal is mint. And its original removeable Piaget bracelet is in excellent condition, previously slightly shortened by a jeweler.

Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with new Piaget parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value). It is keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Don't miss the chance to own this gem of a vintage Piaget for a small fraction of the price of a new one.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Piaget
  • Serial no.: 143,646
  • Model: Ref. 13401 B24
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date
  • Designed for: Mens
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Presents as mint with clear stamping
  • Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown - 33.5 including), 5.5mm thick
  • Dial: Gray with applied yellow gold baton indexes, signed Piaget, aperture for the date. Yellow gold dauphine hands. Original mint condition with patina on the date frame and slight patina on the batons from years of being safely stored away...it can easily be removed if desired.
  • 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 of approx. just under 7.2 inches, previously shortened by a jeweler, excellent condition
  • Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. 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.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


Category: Auto, Mens, Piaget, Solid Gold, Vintage


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