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Piaget 18K YG Stepped Case Lapis Dial Beta 21 circa 1980's

$12,500.00

(Wire/check payment 3% DISCOUNT at checkout)

A stunning and impressive Piaget 18K YG rectangular dress model ref 14101, circa 1970. Featuring an oversized and thick 35 x 41mm triple-stepped case with rounded corners. It is an amazing, chunky 10mm thick bold and elegant look. With an absolutely stunning rich blue genuine lapis lazuli dial. The color of the lapis is quite magnificent and all the more dramatic by its minimalist design without hour markets, just the PIAGET name printed in gold and offset by wide gold matchstick style hands.

Powered by the innovative Beta 21 quartz movement, one of the first quartz movements put into production by a consortium of Swiss watch companies. Accompanied by the original Piaget vintage strap and 18K Piaget buckle.

This quartz movement was developed by a consortium of 20 Swiss watch brands, including Piaget, Omega, and Patek Philippe and first released in 1969. At the time, the technology dictated large movements which required  the production of oversized cases to accommodate the movements. In this case, the large size of the movement is a blessing as it resulted in this large, showy, sophisticated and impressive time piece.

We will soon post photos of this massive and stunning time piece on the wrist, or will provide on request. This style of watch certainly represents a departure from our typical offerings, but we hope that our enthusiasm about this elegant and impressive piece comes across in our narrative!

Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Your purchase includes our signature fine leather watch pouch, ideal for travel or storage, a $55.00 value.

 

 

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+