Piaget - The New York Watch Auction: EIGHT New York Saturday, June 10, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Piaget
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 9850 D50
    Case No: 191’268
    Material: 18K yellow gold and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold rope bracelet set with lapis lazuli cabochons, overall approximate length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K gold push clasps
    Dimensions: Watch 34mm Width, Bracelet 67mm overall width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Piaget cuff bracelet watch with cabochon lapis lazuli from the 1970s is an impressive example of the extraordinary creativity from the Piaget workshops at the time. The design perfectly fits the phrase “form follows function”, the 19th and 20th century architectural and industrial design concept that the shape of a building or object should relate to its intended function or purpose. Piaget was the leader in the 1960s and 1970s for combining avant-garde design and craftsmanship into their work. Recognized for integrating precious stones into their watches and jewelry, Piaget’s vintage timepieces remain to be amongst the most collectible and rare.

    The present example is a beautifully constructed bangle with a rope-like cord design, complimented by lapis lazuli cabochons throughout. The off-center placement of the dial gives this work of art an elegant touch, and compliments the chic lapis lazuli dial.

    This tastefully designed bracelet is extremely well-preserved and is a superb example of how Piaget’s creativity and modern twist made them market leaders nearly 40 years ago.

  • 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. 9850 D50
An exquisite and highly attractive yellow gold cuff bracelet watch with lapis lazuli dial and cabochon-set bracelet

Circa 1970
Watch 34mm Width, Bracelet 67mm overall width
Case, dial and movement signed

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $45,720

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The New York Watch Auction: EIGHT

New York Auction 10 - 11 June 2023