1970s Piaget “Clous de Paris” in 18kt yellow gold with its original strap
Piaget is a famous Swiss watch and jewellery brand founded in 1874 by Georges-Edouard Piaget. Initially specialising in the manufacture of watch movements, the brand later diversified into the creation of luxury watches and fine jewellery. Piaget is known for its elegant designs, craftsmanship and ultra-thin movements.
This atypical rectangular shape was to become a creative expression of Piaget in the 1970s. Each variant has its own personality and appeal, with dials and cases in stone, diamonds and multiple golds.
We can feel all this spirit through this unisex piece. Sublimated by a guilloché case with a “Clous de Paris” pattern, it represents the perfect union between high jewellery and the technicality of watchmaking within the finesse of the movement.
Here, the decoration technique is carried out with the help of a guilloche machine and consists of tiny symmetrical pyramids. On the Piaget Reference 9664 C4, the yellow gold case, bezel and dial are all decorated with hand-engraved clous de Paris. The watch comes with its original leather strap and buckle from Piaget.
The clous de Paris engravings give the watch a masculine look, but also a generous touch of elegance. This is the real strength of the clous de Paris and the reason why it played an key role in the Piaget collection from the early 1950s until the 1980s.