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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 1970
    Movement No: 799'486
    Material: 18 yellow gold, diamonds and onyx
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9P, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This slim, ultra rare Piaget openface watch has that killer 70s look but however has a subtle yet important complication. When one looks closer, one can see it is actually a mystery watch. The minutes are indicated by the traditional method, with a hand, however the hours are indicated by a single diamond set within an onyx center that is rotating and acting like the hour hand.

    This watch is offered in extremely well preserved condition.

  • Artist Biography

    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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A fine and rare yellow gold, diamond and onyx-set openface mystery watch with matching gold and diamond-set chain

Circa 1970
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am