1970s Piaget Tank ref. 9151 with eye of tiger dial and hobnail case
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 an Eye of Tiger dial and a guilloché case with a hobnail 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. The watch comes with its original leather strap and buckle from Piaget.
The hobnail (“Clous de Paris” in Franch) engravings give the watch a masculine look, but also a generous touch of elegance. This is the real strength of this pattern and the reason why it played an key role in the Piaget collection from the early 1950s until the 1980s.