Unique vintage 1950's to 60's Lucien Piccard 14kt white gold diamond and sapphire wristwatch. This is a real stunner featuring an octagon shape and the bezel is set with approximately 1 carat or 32 diamonds and between 2 - 2 1/2 tcw or 32 genuine sapphires. The watch is a manual wind, 17 jewel movement which is fully signed Lucien Piccard on the dial, movment and case. Truly a stunning an impressive watch for anyone with black Roman numerals set against a white dial and further complimented by lots of diamonds and blue sapphires. The diamonds are original to the watch, but the sapphires may have been added after. The lady said that it was a custom made bezel, so it is possible that the sapphire were done at the time of manufacture.
CONDITION: The watch is cosmetically in very nice condition. All the stones are clear and are well set. The watch is running and keeping time.
SIZE: The dial is 1 1/4 inches in it's octagon shape and 7mm thick.
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