Piaget - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 9212 D76
    Case No: 173'462
    Material: 18k yellow gold, lapis lazuli and nephrite
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold, lapis lazuli and malachite-set Piaget large format cylindrical bracelet, 195 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Piaget concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of yellow gold bracelet watch however with lapis lazuli and turquoise bracelet, please see Watch and Wonders Piaget by Cologni, Negretti and Nencini, page 137.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Robust and incredibly eye catching, the present watch with typical Piaget designed yellow gold bracelet and alternating lapis lazuli and malachite "bricks" combines the flair of 70s jewelry with timekeeping. In 1970, the world saw the return of extravagant cuff bracelets with Piaget leading the creative market. These bracelets were embellished with a variety of stones, ranging from lapis lazuli, to turquoise and onyx. It was clear to the world of watchmaking, that Piaget alone personified all the values that haute couture embodied in the world of fashion.

  • 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. 9212 D76
An extremeley rare yellow gold, lapis lazuli and nephrite bracelet watch with lapis lazuli dial and large format cylindrical bracelet

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

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am