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Piaget Certified 18k White Gold Opal and Diamond Ladies' with RARE OPAL Dial Mechanical 9P1 Movement

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1970 | Original box | No original papers
$19,850
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Basic Info

Listing code BZ4ZF7
Brand Piaget
Reference number 9806 A6
Movement Manual winding
Case material White gold
Bracelet material White gold
Year of production 1970 (Approximation)
Condition
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Gender Women's watch
Location United States of America, New York, New York
Price $19,850 [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material White gold

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material White gold

Description

Piaget 18k White Gold Opal and Diamond Ladies’ Watch with Round Brilliant Diamond Bezel and Stunning Natural Opal Dial. It’s not every day that a watch like this appears. This Piaget piece unique is so impressive in person. The Stunning Opal Dial is mesmerizing. On the wrist, it makes a powerful and beautiful statement. Movement is manual winding Piaget Caliber 9P2 with 18 jewels.

Signed 18k white gold case measures 27x24mm with large round brilliant diamond bezel. Opulent signed opal dial with white gold hands. The woven mesh texture 18k white gold Piaget bracelet terminates in a 18k white gold Piaget jewelry buckle and measures 150mm end to end. In Excellent Vintage Condition.

Wristwatches made in the ‘60s and ‘70s like opal dial watches were not just accessories. These pieces of jewelry must meet certain levels of functionality as well. Not just that, they must come with a considerable amount of aesthetic qualities to match the functions.

At the turn of a new decade (the 1970s), Piaget introduced the use of hard stones. These hard stones will feature both in dials and for decorating its large wrist watches for men and women.

Furthermore, in 1976, we witnessed the creation of a timepiece with a different kind of dial. Here, the diamonds stayed in between two sapphire crystals and hover freely through the dial. That was the introduction of the Opal dial Piaget watch for men and women.

In the period leading to this production, movements for women’s timepieces were quite small. Again, the internally minuscule dials were not in vogue. They were not regarded as a decorative part of these watches.

However, with the coming of the 9P movement, Piaget found the secret weapon they needed. With this secret weapon, they could produce ultra-thin dress timepieces for men. Not just that, Piaget was likewise able to create a new beauty piece for women.

First off, the caliber was slim enough. That allowed more freedom in the design of watches. Additionally, it was larger in diameter.

With that, came a bigger dial that provided a new room for decoration. In the process, only an expert atelier cut the dial to a thickness measurement below 1mm. Valentin and Gérald looked into the aesthetic aspect in a new dimension. The entire design began with the dial. Afterward, the bezel comes in before the bracelet of the wristwatch.

Presently, you cannot find too many watchmakers with the readiness to commit themselves to this daunting process. Producing wristwatches with opal stone dials requires effort, skill, and money. All of these are vital components of the production process of opal dial watches.

Let’s take a quick trip back to the 1960s, back then this process was still at the testing stage. Dials could not make it through the machining process. Some others get broken during the hands-setting process.

Despite these difficulties, Gérald and Valentin remained resolute. Thanks to their resolution, Piaget attained the coveted position of being a pioneer in the area. And with the opal dials it introduced, the Piaget brand remained on a different level.

All stoned dial watches come in a unique variety. Through these dials, the wristwatches take a new form of artistic elegance. Various procedures like sculpture, enameling, engraving, and painting work to improve the glamour of these watches.
Similarly, Piaget utilizes precious stones to make the dials featured in their timepieces. With each watch embellished by such jewels, they all come with a distinct aura and appearance.

For Piaget as a watchmaking brand, the emphasis was on aesthetics. Moreover, the brand parades an established prestige as top-notch movement creators.
At the time, the primary goal of the brand was to create an ultra-thin caliber. That way, they can keep their cased timepieces as thin as possible. Consequently, in 1957, there was the launch of the hand-wound Caliber 9P.

In detail, the caliber was only 2mm high. Therefore, it enabled the seamless design and production of some of the most daring wristwatches made in the mid-20th century.

Besides, another caliber came afterward to partner with this revolutionary production. This is the automatic-winding 12P caliber. They both served as the motivation for all the Piaget ultra-thin movements produced afterward.

The pictures above say a lot about this piece. Clearly, it is nothing less than spell bounding. The elegant opal dial coupled with the other parts of the watch reveals nothing but elegance and artistic excellence. A dial made from a good amount of fire opal works perfectly as the pictures show.

Over time, it is clear that stone dials are now a label ascribed to the Piaget brand. This began from the moment this opal dial debuted in 1964. Since then, opal dial Piaget watches continue to nod to this unusual stone used in its dials. The other parts of opal dial watches show an equal amount of glamour and aesthetic brilliance. The bracelets, the bezel, the case, the clasp, and the movement are all testaments to this fact. They all come together to reveal a unique timepiece with grandness in beauty and functions.

This stunning timepiece comes with the original Piaget box along with a full two-year extended warranty from date of purchase from our store.

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