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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 1980s
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Piaget pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is interesting to think that watches can be considered as a currency. These prized items can be purchased and traded, and their value can fluctuate over time, going up or going down. What is more amusing then, than having a timepiece made directly from a currency? That’s where the attraction of these coin watches resides.

    The coin watch works by slicing a coin in half with one half thinner than the other one. In some cases, the thinner part of the coin serves as the dial while the thicker part houses the watch movement. In other cases, two coins are used to create the watch and would only serve as a container for a smaller watch inside.

    The present example made by Piaget is an attractive illustration of a coin watch and is presented in good overall condition. Inside, the case houses an ultra-thin watch made by Piaget and powered by their famous caliber 9P. This is an opportunity for a collector to own an interesting timepiece, sure to be a talking point in social gatherings.

  • 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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916

A rare and very attractive yellow gold coin wristwatch

Circa 1980s
34mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$38,000 - 60,000 
€4,100-6,500
$4,900-7,700

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020