Piaget's one-of-a-kind timepiece to be auctioned in Monaco.
By Maria Boado
Swiss watchmaker Piaget has just introduced the one-of-a-kind Altiplano 38 mm Only Watch 2013 Skeleton 1200S. The legend "Only Watch 2013 - Unique Piece" is inscribed on the case to honor Only Watch, the biennial non-profit auction that is celebrating its fifth edition this year.
The sale will be conducted by Antiquorum, the world’s premiere auction house for modern and vintage timepieces, on September 28th, with the participation of 40 of leading watchmaking companies. Bidding will take place in the context of the Monaco Yacht Show, and will be preceded by a traveling exhibition of the Only Watch collection, to be inaugurated on September 6th. The collection will be displayed in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Genoa before returning to Monaco.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will preside over the sale, and the profits will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help fund research of Duchenne disease, a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that affects one in 3,500 children in the world.
Maison Piaget takes great pride in this commitment, and has participated in the event since its inception in 2005. In solidarity, the main watch manufacturers in the world will present Haute Horlogerie pieces, made exclusively for the occasion.
Piaget’s entry in this year’s auction is a stunning watch called Altiplano Skeleton 38 mm, which incorporates the thinnest skeletonized caliber in the world: 1200S (2. 40 mm).
The innovative timepiece has a black PVD case finish, making it the thinnest skeletonized watch in the market with only 5.34 mm. This edition is limited to a single unit, making sure that the lucky buyer will always have a truly exclusive piece on his wrist. ■
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