SAINT PETERSBURG, FL — A number of pieces by famed American industrial designer Richard Arbib highlight Hess Fine Auctions’ sale on Saturday, Aug. 21.

Rare gold-filled  Hamilton Electric Vega  wrist watch designed  by Richard Arbib;  estimate: $600-$800.

Rare gold-filled Hamilton Electric Vega wrist watch designed by Richard Arbib; estimate: $600-$800.

The auction, which features 130 lots of Mid-Century Modern design pieces, watches, jewelry and fine art, includes art and watches designed by Arbib. Arbib is considered one of the leading and visionary industrial designers of the 20th century, producing groundbreaking design concepts for automobiles, wristwatches, pens, vacuum cleaners, yachts and personal helicopters.

Other notable lots include a 1954 Pablo Picasso Sujet Poule ceramic hen creamer (est: $2,000-$4,000), a 1966 Robert Indiana 18k solid yellow gold LOVE ring, 34 of 100 and size 8-1/2 (est: $8,000-$10,000) and a 1972 Elvis “Now Las Vegas Hilton” Summer Festival poster (est: $3,000-$4,000).

The auction starts at 12 p.m. ET and bidding is by phone or online at Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com

For more information, call Hess at 1-800-992, email Customer.Service@HessFineart.com or visit HessFineAuctions.com.

A 14k gold Hamilton Ventura electric watch with original band  designed by Richard Arbib, and with original case; estimate: $3,000-$5,000.

A 14k gold Hamilton Ventura electric watch with original band designed by Richard Arbib, and with original case; estimate: $3,000-$5,000.

Rare large-format original Richard Arbib Transistor Radio Watch painting, 1955, signed. This is from the Jeffrey Hess Collection and was purchased directly from Arbib; estimate: $1,000-$2,000.

Rare large-format original Richard Arbib Transistor Radio Watch painting, 1955, signed. This is from the Jeffrey Hess Collection and was purchased directly from Arbib; estimate: $1,000-$2,000.