Piaget - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII Geneva Saturday, May 13, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 9212/D76
    Movement No: 796'008
    Case No: 185'796
    Material: 18K yellow gold, jade and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Integrated 18K yellow gold, lapis lazuli and jade Piaget bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Concealed clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Piaget Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie stamped by Italian retailer "Gioielleria RAJOLA" and dated December 19, 1985 and Piaget presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 1970s were an era of superb creativity and unbounded designs, and this fully reflects on timepieces of the period. In fact, Piaget was at the forefront of this trend storing of its know-how as a jeweller/watchmaker. They realised some of their most exquisite and outstanding creations during this time. Their use of coloured hardstones coupled with whimsical integrated bracelet designs have gifted the collecting community with some of the most fascinating bracelet watches ever devised, and even today reflections of their mid-century creations at times echo in their current pieces.

    Worn by artists, celebrities, and socialites of this period, Piaget’s 1970s creation appealed to the “jet set”, who found them to be the chic jewellery alternative to ordinary watches.

    The present bracelet watch is a perfect example of Piaget’s audacity; the gold case and bracelet were hand finished with a bark-like texture, and is set with alternating brick links of lapis lazuli and jade. The green jade dial combined with the textured gold case and bracelet give this piece of art an organic style inspired by nature. It is an eye-catching statement piece that even after 40 years, will still impress the most sophisticated collectors not only with its over-the-top aesthetics, but also with its absolute pristine - virtually “new-old-stock” - state of preservation, and the presence of its original box and Certificate. The ultimate find for the collector of unusual and rare timepieces.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1874

    Creativity, audacity and know-how are the values that gave Piaget its international reputation and allowed the brand to distinguish itself in the world of fine watchmaking and precision. Founder Georges Edouard Piaget established the company in 1874 and manufactured watch movements. While Piaget is famously recognized today for their elaborate wristwatch and bangle designs, they also mastered the marriage of their high-quality, in-house-produced wristwatches and stunning pieces of jewelry.

    Collectors consider the 1970s as Piaget's era of superb creativity and unbounded designs. During this highly creative period, the brand designed an impressive range of cuff and bracelet watches carved in gold and adorned with exotic hard stones. Admired by most as not only jewelry but also true works of art, the firm's hard stone dial watches remain the most iconic, recognizable and desirable among collectors.

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Ref. 9212/D76
A supremely attractive, unusual and well-preserved yellow gold, jade and lapis lazuli bracelet watch with certificate and box

43mm Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF53,340

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII

Geneva Auction 13 - 14 May 2023