For Only Watch, Piaget Celebrates Man on the Moon

Piaget Only Watch

For Only Watch 2009, Piaget presents a unique example of their Emperador Coussin Large Moon. This model, introduced this year, houses Caliber 860P, a self-winding movement designed, developed and produced by Piaget. Within the 46.5mm 18k pink gold (5N) case, the oversize 12mm diameter moon phase display immediately attracts your eye, and if you look closely at this Only Watch, you’ll see what makes it unique…

This piece incorporates a delightfully understated tribute: the moon’s surface bears a recreation of Neil Armstrong’s famous footprint, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon. The case back is also specially engraved “Only Watch 2009”.

Only Watch is held every two years during the Monaco Yacht Show. The auction will be conducted by Patrizzi & Co. on September 24. The auction enjoys the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, and all proceeds of the sale go to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a childhood illness.

Leading up to the auction in Monaco, the watches to be auctioned will be displayed during the Only Watch worldwide tour. The remaining dates are:

Geneva (Patrizzi & Co): 27 – 29 August
London (Asprey): 3 – 5 September
New York (Tourneau): 10 – 12 September
Milan (Pisa Orologeria): 17 – 18 September
Monaco Yacht Show: 23 – 24 September
Auction: Monaco (Yacht Show) 24 September at 18.00

Piaget Only Watch

Technical Details

The Unique Piaget Only Watch ’09 Piaget’s Emperador Coussin First Step on the Moon

Caliber: 860P
Movement: Piaget Large Moon
Indications: Hours, Minutes, Moon Phases
Dimension: 12’’’ ½, ø 28.4 mm
Thickness: 6.15 mm
Jewels: 25 rubies
Number of elements: 234
Balance: 21,600 vph
Power reserve: approx. 72 hours (double barrel)
Case: 18 carat pink gold (5N), ø 46.5 mm
Crown: Polished and satin-brushed
Water-resistant: 3 Atm
Dial: Blue dial and silvered center, 18k pink gold (5N) pink gold index appliqués
Hands: Dauphine hands
Strap: Brown Alligator
Clasp: Folding clasp

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