Piaget Cal.1060 18ct 1961
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Inspected, Serviced and Guaranteed
A Very Well Cared For and Lightly Used Example
High Grade Piaget Cal.1060, Hand-Wound Movement in Top Condition
Mixed ‘Arrowhead’ Indices with ‘3 – 6 – 9 – 12’ Standard Arabic Numerals
Original, Unrestored and Untouched Silver-White Dial with Delicate Signs of Ageing
18ct Yellow Gold Case, 34mm Diameter, Excluding the Unsigned Crown
High Quality Brown Leather Strap with Plain Gold-Plated Buckle
Hardwood Presentation Box Included, as Shown
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition
VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery
Free UK Special Delivery
Piaget is a Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller. Founded in 1874 by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, Piaget is currently a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont group. Piaget was founded as a manufacturer of watch movements, but began marketing its own line of watches in the 20th century.
Here we have a wonderful, original, unrestored and untouched gentleman’s Piaget in completely original condition. This watch carries the high grade calibre 1060, 17 jewel hand-wound movement which is also in sparkling condition. Having just received a full overhaul and service from our vintage specialist watchmaker, this watch is now perfectly suitable for everyday use and will make a wonderful addition to any collection.
This is classic vintage watch dial design at its best. Simple, elegant, and just right. Something many contemporary watch dials fail to achieve. The silver-white dial carries a mix of original ‘arrowhead’ hour indices and standard Arabic numerals which are swept by the original ‘dauphine’ hands. All of these beautiful aspects give the watch a perfect presence on the wrist. This dial is completely original and although some may see signs of pitting and spotting, we have decided to leave this dial completely alone to retain its originality and for the many collectors who prefer the charm of an unrestored dial. It also helps to contrast with almost all of the other watch dials you see on our website, which have been restored. The hands, likewise, have also been left in their original untouched condition.
The dial is simply signed ‘Piaget’ just below 12 with ‘Swiss’ at the very bottom below 6.
Please note, studio lights, professional-grade digital cameras, and macro lenses can be very unkind to an unrestored vintage watch dial. Also the dial here measures less than 1.25 inches across, so the image you’re seeing may be between 5 – 25 times larger than the watch itself. Therefore please keep in mind you are seeing many tiny flaws which cannot be seen, or will be very hard to see with the naked eye, even under close examination. Suffice to say, on the wrist, in natural light, this dial looks much better and carries a great deal more charm than the photographs portray.
As mentioned above, this watch houses the Piaget Watch Co Calibre 1060, 17 Jewel hand movement which as can be seen, is in sparkling condition.
The watch movement is in stunning condition and has been fully overhauled and serviced by our vintage specialist watchmaker. This involves the complete dismantling of the movement to each of its component parts, ultrasonic cleaning, microscope inspection and then careful reassembly and oiling, ready for final testing and careful calibration. The movement has been completely disassembled, cleaned, inspected and rebuilt using only the correct original parts where required before careful calibration and testing. Upon returning to stock, the watch is now running to within +10 seconds per day! This is truly outstanding for any vintage watch of this age and we therefore have no hesitation in offering this watch with our 12 months’ warranty*
This dial is correctly signed ‘Piaget Watch Co’, ‘Swiss’, ‘Seventeen 17 Jewels’ with the calibre 1060.
With care and with regular servicing, say every 4 years, we would fully expect this watch to run quite happily for many decades to come. Our watchmaker commented that he found the movement to be especially clean and in excellent condition. We are therefore more than happy to offer this watch with our 12 months’ warranty* and to assist with servicing again in the future.
*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.
The Watch Case
The incredible 18ct yellow gold case is of a bold, two-piece design and measures 34mm, excluding the correct unsigned crown. It is in tip-top condition from every aspect.
This watch case has been carefully inspected for fatigue marks and there are none. It has received a light clean and gentle hand-polish, simply to remove any tarnish and to bring back to the almost new condition you see here. Even under close examination, there are no scratches, dings or signs of wear visible to the naked eye, which leads us to suspect that this watch has seen little, if any, use. Importantly, the case-back is of full thickness and has never been inscribed.
The case-back is correctly signed ‘Piaget’ and ‘Swiss’ with the correct 18ct hallmarks and the case serial number 10068.
Please note – as ever, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap and Buckle
The watch is fitted with a high quality brown leather strap and plain gold-plated buckle, which we feel suits the watch perfectly. If, however, a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige, free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown burgundy and black straps in stock, in plain, padded leather, alligator, crocodile or lizard skin.
Box and Papers
Although there are no original papers with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct, dating this watch to 1961.
Detailed particulars will be included with our purchase receipt for your interest and security. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will be provided at the time of sale along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than 100% genuine, authentic and original, a full refund will be given at any time”.
This watch comes complete with a high quality hardwood presentation box, as shown in the photographs.
If you would like to pay by bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Paying by bank transfer for a 3% saving will not affect your 12 months warranty. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.
Please check the import duties and any taxes your government may apply, these are different for each country and unfortunately out of our control.
We understand there may be some ‘loopholes’ that may help you avoid these charges, however attempting to use these could impact our ongoing ability to serve our growing international customer base.
For those that happen to visit the UK on occasion we are of course more than happy to store your watch until we can meet you in our offices in Kensington, London, and hand your watch directly to you there.
As with all our watches, this watch will be sold under our 14 days no quibble sale or return policy.
This is a first class example of a top quality Piaget in 18ct yellow gold with the superb Piaget Cal.1060 hand-wound movement. The movement is of a high grade and on a par with watches far more expensive than this. Piaget watches are highly collectable and the rarity of this watch means the value will always remain strong.
A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before restoring them to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post-sales care and service. This approach means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are some well-known stores in West London which are highly successful charging between two to three times the price you see here. We, therefore, consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.
Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or a small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.
We will also be happy to Service your watch, Repair your watch or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.
If you have any questions please call us on 020 7727 7095 or if calling from overseas on +44 207 727 7095.
Please take a look at our other fine vintage gold watches.