Piaget - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 1989
    Reference No: 80317 K 81
    Movement No: 9'801'794
    Case No: 509'854
    Model Name: Dancer
    Material: 18k yellow gold, opal, onyx and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and diamond-set Piaget bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Piaget folding clasp
    Dimensions: 23 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Piaget fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout the 1970s, Piaget lavishly designed watches with a variety of materials, ranging from lapis lazuli, to diamonds and various gemstones. During this period, Piaget also made many strides in the quartz industry by developing an ultra thin quartz movement - a radical change from the "Beta 21", which Piaget fitted to its watches in the early 1970s.

    By 1976, Piaget developed a line of quartz movements, starting with the Piaget 7P, which was the thinnest movement during this period.

    The present watch, fitted with an onyx and opal dial, is further enhanced by brilliant diamonds on the bracelet and the dial. The bracelet is made of gold panels, which is heavy and finely made, attesting to Piaget's level of know-how in creating jewelry 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. 80317 K 81
A rare and attractive opal, onyx and diamond-set yellow gold bracelet watch

Circa 1989
23 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$48,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$47,500

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