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  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: G0A38571
    Case No: No. 03/28, P11039, 1’104’163
    Model Name: Altiplano Zodiac series, "Year of the Horse"
    Material: 18K pink gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 430P, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Piaget pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Piaget warranty dated 13th June 2014, invoice, additional crocodile strap and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    This limited-edition Altiplano Piaget was released in celebration of the 2014 Chinese Year of the Horse, numbered 3 of 38. This marks one zodiac of the Metiers d’Art Collection named a ‘Mythical Journey by Piaget’ which was inspired by the journeys of the Silk Route and Spice Route. The ultra-thin 38mm case is presented in rose gold, with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds on its bezel, encapsulating a magnificent cloisonné enamel dial. The Ferghana horse was chosen as the main feature of the dial, as Piaget was enamoured not only with the grace and passion of the creature, but also its legendary power and speed. The Ferghana was one of China’s earliest imports during the Han dynasty coming from the West and were made legendary in the arts for their divine and ‘blood sweating’ nature. The monochrome imagery of the horse with its solemn eyes and flared nostrils is complemented by a fiery mane decorated with golden fringes, evoking vivid emotion.

    At 6 o’clock of the dial, one can recognize the signature of Anita Porchet, one of Switzerland’s most respected and renown enamellers. The cloisonné enamel technique is completed by the deposit of material into the empty windows separated by gold wire fixed in a distinct pattern, before a firing and glazing process. Each hollow is dedicated to a separate colour, and the firing process can take several attempts to achieve the desired potency. The timepiece is powered by the manual-wound Piaget Altiplano 430P movement and jewels, has a 43-hour power reserve, and is finished with a circular Côtes de Genève. It is complete with its warranty and original accessories. The artistry and detail behind this rare piece make for a special addition to a collection of an equestrian lover or to commemorate one’s zodiac year.

  • 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. G0A38571
An exquisite and celebratory limited edition pink gold wristwatch with diamond-set bezel, cloisonée enamel Horse motif, warranty and presentation box, numbered 3 of a limited edition of 38 pieces signed by Anita Porchet

Circa 2014
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$100,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$190,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023