Piaget 1960s Rare Platinum Marquise Diamond Emerald Double Flower Concealed Bracelet Watch
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|Scope of delivery||
Original box, no original papers
Mar 3, 2021 - Mar 11, 2021
|Year of production||1960 (Approximation)|
|Condition||Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||
Original box, no original papers
|Location||United States of America, New York, New York, New York|
|Gemstones and/or diamonds, Limited Edition|
A Very Impressive Special Order 1950/1960s Platinum Piaget Marquis Cut
Diamond & Double Emerald Set Flower Concealed Bracelet Watch with 210 stones
totaling approximately 25 carats
Basic Specifications & Case Dimensions
- 18mm Case Dimension
- 12mm Dial Dimension with Baton numbering system
- Wrist size fits up to 185mm current length
* Can be resized to be made shorter or extended as a complimentary service if needed
- Recently Serviced & Perfect Working Condition, accompanied with Piaget Presentation Case
Emerald Gem Set Floral Cover Dimensions
-22mm across x 25mm top to bottom of cover
Additional Special Features
- Specially designed with Dramatic Marquis Cut Diamond and Double Flower Gem Set Motif
- Approximately 210 set stones in total, ranging in sizes from 6mm to 2mm totaling approx. 25 carats in
- Specially designed Flexible Lacy Diamond Set bracelet concept all well planned in a graduated triple diamond set row design concept (deployed to provide additional comfort for user as a result of special setting styles)
The present timepiece is magnificent and stunning example of a 1950s/1960s specially designed premier concealed bracelet watch designed in the exclusive platinum metal which was only reserved for a firm’s best creations post world war two and in one of the most celebrated and sought-after design concepts available: the
double flower concealed bracelet watch motif. Designed with over 200 stones carefully set throughout and well matched, the present example is one of the finest examples where master gem setting, and technological innovation were executed during the period. Carefully planned with specific stone sizing, color and cuts the
present example has an immediate presence when worn given the noticeably very dramatic high fashion and luxurious look that the marquise cut stone cover exudes with emerald set flowers.
During this timeframe, the concept of the concealed bracelet watch was first introduced as women were further empowered as a result of their efforts to assist in the world wars. Leading design firms saw this shift in society’s attitudes and recognized a new market need for luxury timepieces which could be worn with dual purpose that appeared more so as a piece of fine jewelry than that of the previous traditional timepiece. Piaget is best known for introducing this new concept in luxury watchmaking and as a result of their superior technological ability to be able to innovate the smallest movements their design teams were enabled to be able to produce highly specialized previously thought impossible bracelet watch concepts which could take advantage the smallest movements allowing greater ability to place emphasis more on the design concept as a whole as a bracelet accessory design first and functional watch second.
As demonstrated by the present example which houses one of Piaget’s smallest movements of the period, the present design concept secretly conceals the fact that it is a watch to unwary onlookers who by no introduction of its user would only think they are wearing a beautiful diamond and emerald flower set bracelet and certainly not a watch. Leading up to the 1970s it was considered rude for a woman to appear to be checking the time in the company of their guests which acted as the main source of inspiration for such specially engineered design concepts to be commissioned and gave way to some of the most beautiful designs in women’s timepieces throughout history as a result: the concept of the concealed bracelet watch. Through its genius design innovation which works off a spring system on the exterior to keep the cover closely secured over the dial, the user is given the ability to check the time with great easy of a finger to quickly glance at the time without anyone ever realizing they are doing so.
In addition to this extremely unique and beloved period bracelet watch concept which was implemented for only a very short amount of time there are only very few examples ever being known in platinum and the present timepiece represents embodies al the very best design elements of innovation at this period in fashion as well engineering. In addition, the firm’s ability to fuse the two worlds of watchmaking and gem setting together made the brand Piaget now and forever one of the most legendary and iconic brands of all time, with the world’s most premier royal, presidential and celebrity clients such as Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy who regularly specially ordered pieces from them during the same period the present timepiece was produced.
In addition, to the careful planning and attention to detail that went into the overall design with the users experience in mind by producing it as a concealed bracelet watch, the present example further stands out form others under examination because the bracelet concept is designed to be flexible and lacy with triple diamond set bracelet concept. Having this type of silky flexible feel allows for a completely comfortable and effortless experience for its user to wear versus the more rigid styles which were typically more uncomfortable and common as they were easier to produce in this timeframe.
In addition to the flexible bracelet design concept, mastery in micro-engineering to produce such small movement technology and the immense planning that must have been assigned to this very special commission as a means to design a gem set cover with so many differently sized stones all for a specific dramatic and impressive fashion, the present example is would be considered one of the premier concealed bracelet watches in vintage luxury bracelet watches.
The present example is in excellent condition and has been recently serviced. It also accompanied with vintage Piaget presentation case and shows no signs of wear and no missing or chipped stones throughout. In addition, The bracelet shows extremely little wear as it is very firm and with no bent settings or missing stones and this also
further supported by the extremely firm hinge which opens and closes to reveal the time demonstrating very little overall use if at all given how secure it is when pushed open to view the time.
Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.315 Madison Avenue
New York, New York, NY 10017
United States of America
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