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Piaget "Vampire" 18k White Gold Onyx Dial ref.9131 from 1970s

Piaget "Vampire" 18k White Gold Onyx Dial ref.9131 from 1970s

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Piaget has always been known for its decorative nature. The brand's relatively young entry into the watch industry in 1940s allowed it the freedom to design timepieces without relying heavily on its historical background. This artistic liberty provided ample room for creative expression, Piaget's style reached its pinnacle during the 1970s when it established itself as a leader in creating elegant dress watches for both men and women. Unlike its competitors, Piaget never prioritized complications or precision, instead positioning itself as a jeweler that approached watchmaking as an art form, emphasizing the aesthetic aspect of timepieces. Even when Piaget pursued the development of ultra-thin movements, it was done with the sole purpose of enhancing the overall design.

In 1963, Piaget introduced its first collection of watches adorned with stones, which were meticulously cut to a thickness of less than one millimeter. This level of delicacy made them exceptionally fragile and presented significant challenges during the manufacturing process. Nonetheless, the quality and craftsmanship exhibited in these stone-adorned timepieces surpassed that of other watchmakers during the same era.

This particular watch, nicknamed "The Vampire," is a rare reference 9131 featuring a distinctive art deco bracelet that beautifully mimics the fangs of a nocturnal creature. The entire watch is meticulously hand-engraved with an organic texture known as a bark finish. Additionally, the bracelet stands out as each link is removable, allowing for convenient adjustment of the bracelet's size. Personally, I consider this timepiece to be one of the finest I have ever encountered in terms of craftsmanship. The level of artistry and attention to detail is truly astonishing, and its weight on the wrist adds to its allure.

Brand: Piaget
Year of Manufacture: 1970´s
Material: 18k White Gold
Dimensions: 25x25mm
Dial: Onyx hard stone with diamond index
Movement: Manual Wound cal. 9P 
Box/Papers: Watch Only
Mechanical Operation Warranty: 6 Months
Weight: 149 grams

Comments: Dial has no cracks or imperfections, bracelet fits a 6.5 inch wrist and can be sized down.

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