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5 Most Expensive Piaget Timepieces

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Piaget has a long history of producing luxury timepieces with exceptional movements. This combined with experience in high jewelry means Piaget has created some of the most visually and mechanically stunning timepieces in watchmaking history. Check out five of the most valuable Piaget timepieces in the world.

5. 18K Gold and Diamond Piaget Polo with Flying Tourbillon
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Last November, at a Christie’s auction, this Piaget stunner was auctioned for $270,000. This piece fully blends Piaget’s mastery of high jewelry and timekeeping. The piece features 426 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 7.84 carats and 165 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 17.58 carats set in the 18K white gold case and dial. The timepiece also features Piaget’s Polo Tourbillon ref. G0A29065, the thinnest shaped flying tourbillon in the world with a thickness of 3.5 mm.

4. Piaget Ladies “Aura” Ref. 40011
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Piaget introduced the Aura watch in 1990 and it became an instant brand icon and status symbol. The watch comes set with 277 diamonds weighing a total of 71 carats, each cut by hand for its specific spot on the watch. The piece is typically released in limited numbers, explaining why auction prices are so steep for the diamond-covered piece. Since 2014, three models have sold for $365,000, $378,200 and $384,000 at Christie’s auctions.

3. Piaget Retrograde Sliding Clock
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Though not a wristwatch, this Piaget retrograde sliding clock deserves a mention, selling for $500,300 at a Sotheby’s auction in 2014. The stunning piece features an extravagant amount of precious materials as well as impressive mechanical and electrical timekeeping components. It consists of 53.26 carats of diamonds, 2 rubies with a combined weight of 34.46 carats and 2 pounds of gold. It also features emerald, lapis lazuli and mother of pearl. It’s also the first clock to include jumping hours and retrograde minutes.

2. Rare 18K White Gold and Diamond Wristwatch
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This particular model, Kanthara ref. GOA19599, was produced in limited numbers. Each piece was set with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and rubies, emeralds or sapphires. This diamond-encrusted watch is set with 267 diamonds, weighing approximated 100 carats. Inside, the piece uses the caliber 40P ultra-thin mechanical movement.

1. Piaget Emperador Temple Watch
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The Piaget Emperador Temple is not only Piaget’s most expensive watch, but it is also one of the most expensive watches in the world. This watch is one-of-a-kind and features 481 brilliant-cut diamonds and 207 baguette-cut diamonds and a large emerald-cut diamond on the center of the case. The piece opens to reveal a small dial with hours and minutes with a mother-of-pearl dial. The case opens once again to reveal the central watch face featuring a tourbillon surrounded by 162 brilliant-cut diamond and 11 baguette-cut diamonds. Finally, with a bracelet featuring 350 baguette-cute diamonds, the price comes to $3.3 million.

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