Piaget - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 9850 D73
    Movement No: 700'549
    Case No: 181'553
    Model Name: Moutre Manchette
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and malachite
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Piaget clasp
    Dimensions: 32mm. Length & 56mm. Overall width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: A similar example is illustrated in Piaget, Editions de la Martinière, page 206

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Piaget's signature style was demonstrated through their intricate use of precious stones and bracelet configurations.

    The present example is eye-catching, as the openwork yellow gold bracelet is accented with malachite cabochons throughout. The malachite dial is absolutely mesmerizing, as it captivates the wearer with different hues of green.

    This Montre Manchette model attracts attention with its delicate aesthetic, and was well preserved by the previous owner, as it looks virtually unworn. This watch is a work of art and utterly rare amongst Piaget's 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. 9850 D73
A very fine and rare yellow gold openwork bracelet watch with malachite dial and beads

32mm. Length & 56mm. Overall width
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF60,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm