Piaget - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 9850 D72
    Movement No: 711'194
    Case No: 196'140
    Model Name: Esclave
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold openwork textured bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold clasp
    Dimensions: 66mm. Width and 180mm. Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Literature: Two similar examples, however set with different dials, one set with coral dial, the other with jade dial are illustrated in Piaget, Editions de la Martinière, page 231 and pages 284-285.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Piaget reference 9850 D 72 is a very recognizable piece made by the brand, as one of the same models was sold in the Elizabeth Taylor collection.

    The bracelet design is very elaborate, with a wide band of overlapping gold textured circles. The dial is of green hard stone malachite with gold quarter hour markers and gold hands.

    The works of Piaget are second to none and remain to be collectible works of art. The present example is in excellent condition, and is not only a sculpture like work of art, but equally a contemporary piece of horology, in spite of being designed over 40 years ago.

  • 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. 9850 D72
A highly unusual and very attractive yellow gold openwork textured bangle watch with malachite dial

66mm. Width and 180mm. Length
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for CHF47,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm