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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 9431 B72
    Movement No: 722'799
    Case No: 208'419
    Material: 18k yellow gold and tiger's eye
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9P1, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Piaget bracelet with Inca symbols, 145 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Piaget concealed clasp with secure chain fastening
    Dimensions: 33 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example, however with a Columbian motif bracelet, please see Watches and Wonders Piaget by Franco Cologni, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, page 165.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the early 1970s, Piaget employed very talented designers. Their cuff watches for young professional women were constructed with wide dials and bracelets, usually set with varying hard stones and gems.

    The present watch is an extremely rare example. The bracelet is made up of five medallions that pay homage to the ancient civilization of South America. The bracelet medallions depict Incas, who were the largest empire in pre-Columbian America in the early 13th century.

    The dial is made from tiger's eye and is perfectly matching this highly unusual bracelet watch.

  • 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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Ref. 9431 B72
A fine and highly unusual yellow gold cushion-shaped bracelet watch with tiger's eye dial

Circa 1970
33 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
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Jill Chen
Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am