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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 9150 D46
    Movement No: 7'193'015
    Case No: 205'197
    Material: 18k yellow gold, jade and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold, jade and lapis-lazuli-set Piaget bracelet, 172 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Piaget folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36.5 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Robust and incredibly eye-catching, the present watch is a very typical design from the early 1970's featuring a yellow gold bracelet and alternating lapis lazuli and jade panels. In 1970, the world saw the return of extravagant cuff bracelets with Piaget leading the dis-creative market. These bracelets are embellished with a variety of stones ranging from lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise and onyx. Piaget alone personified all the values that haute couture embodies in the fashion world. The present example is rarer still, and has a very unusual openwork filigree design instead of the more commonly known gold nugget-formed bracelet.

  • 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. 9150 D46
An extremely rare and very unusual yellow gold, jade and lapis lazuli-set bracelet watch

1971
36.5 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€24,100-36,100
$25,000-38,000

Sold for HK$250,000

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: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017