A superb white gold openwork textured bangle watch with lapis lazuli dial

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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: 1973
    Reference No: 9850 D 570
    Case No: 195'869
    Model Name: Manchette
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold openwork textured bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold integrated clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm Length, 24mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Extravagant and boundless , the 1970s were a great source of inspiration for Piaget. Renowned for its colorful manchettes that adorned the wrists of some of the most beautiful women of the jet set, the brand was giving its designers complete freedom to create such bejeweled timepieces. The extra small and thin caliber 9P enabled the brand to use colorful hard stones as dials whilst keeping the watch elegant and thin on the wrist. The many skilled goldsmiths that worked for the company were able to produce some of the most impressive openwork textured bracelets of the era.
    The present white gold cuff-watch stands out with its sensuous, round form . The oval shaped lapis lazuli dial is superbly integrated on the bracelet. While Piaget was usually using warm yellow gold for most of their creations, it’s uncommon to find a cuff-watch with such an iced color scheme. The texture of the white gold adds a touch of freeze to this precious material which is further enhanced by the use of a lapis lazuli - that has been selected with only a very small portion of gold inclusion – for the dial.
    Such wonderful creations by Piaget are unmatched, and are considered collectible works of art. The present example is in excellent condition and will certainly delight any collector seeking to wear a piece of art on their wrist.

  • Maker Bio

    Piaget

    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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Piaget

Ref. 9850 D 570
A superb white gold openwork textured bangle watch with lapis lazuli dial

1973
35mm Length, 24mm Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 50,000 
€27,400-45,700
$30,100-50,100

sold for CHF38,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019