140 Years of Piaget Innovation

Specialist Picks • 03 Dec 2021

140 Years of Piaget Innovation

Since 1874, Piaget has been crafting luxury watches and luxury jewellery treasures by blending a jeweller’s refinement with its watchmaking sophistication. Within this unique savoir-faire resides the Piaget secret to fine jewellery and watchmaking. Nearly a hundred crafts performed side by side at the heart of the Manufacture give life to works of art that sparkle with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds.

Beyond the craftsmanship demonstrated in Piaget’s haute horlogerie creations, they also feature the thinnest cases and the purest gems. Setting the standard in the field of fine watchmaking, these pieces exude the deep elegance of the Swiss Maison’s jewels.

Through its pursuit of masterful craftsmanship, the Maison has created emblems of daring excellence channeled into its luxury watch collections including Altiplano, Piaget Polo, Limelight Gala, Possession and haute horlogerie timepieces.

Piaget Polo – The Sports Luxury Watch

Piaget Polo luxury steel watches for men arise as the new benchmarks of masculine elegance inspired by models from the Maison’s legendary collection. Understated, dynamic and perfect in every way, with curved cases and polished or satin-finished bracelets, these luxury steel watches reflect the elegance and high standards of the sport from which they take their name, accompanying men from morning to night. A joyful celebration of the chic yet relaxed spirit of this collection of luxury watches for men since 1979.

With guilloché dials, sapphire case-backs that reveal the watch’s movement and cases that marry round and cushion shapes, these luxury watches in stainless steel or gold inscribe the collection in the long aesthetic tradition of the Swiss Manufacture. A heritage that nonetheless leaves room for Piaget Polo luxury watches for men to tell their own story, celebrating every instant.

Altiplano – The Ultra-Thin Icon

In the ultimate expression of luxury watches by Piaget, the Altiplano ultra-thin watch was conceived to offer a backdrop of purity and absolute refinement for its movements. These designer watches feature elegant lines, elevated by emblematic finishes and echoed by the identifying codes of the dial: off-centre displays, alternating double and simple indexes and “baton” hands. Born in 1957, these bold yet timeless signatures for Swiss luxury watches discretely attract every gaze.

The Altiplano ultra-thin watch takes its name from the eponymous plateau nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Andes, whose purity of open, untouched land is directly echoed in the collection’s elegant watches. The ultra-thin movements that dance on its lines are the most slender, as seen in the Altiplano Ultimate Concept and its mechanical 900P-UC movement. Only 2 mm thick, the Altiplano watch is our thinnest luxury watch of all time. Continuing the legacy and commitment to ultra-thin, Piaget maintained the record of the word’s thinnest mechanical hand-wound watch with the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Watch that won the AIGUILLE D’OR in Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Geneve in 2020, measuring only 2mm thin, a total fusion between the case and the Manufacture movement.

Piaget Possession – Time Set Free

An extension into watchmaking of the renowned jewellery line, the Possession watch enhances a principal signature – the movement. With diamonds spinning around the dial, this luxury watch is the ideal companion for women who set the world in motion. Turning bezels in rose gold, diamonds waltzing around a silvered dial… this women’s designer watch transforms into a playful talisman. As it dances on the wearer’s wrist, it invites her to take possession of her time and her life. Elegant and relaxed, this watch with interchangeable straps means styles can change on a whim.

By combining the geometric purity of Roman-numeral dials and the sparkle of precious stones, the Possession diamond watch celebrates the dual mastery of Piaget. The Swiss Maison brings watchmaking and jewellery-making together, breaking down the walls between them. Precious yet functional, the Possession watch is the most perfect example.

Limelight Gala – The Ultimate Femininity

Glamorous and refined, diamond watches for women from the Limelight Gala collection are devoted to sophistication and beauty. Blending art, design and jewellery, they sing the praises of a bold, vibrant femininity already honoured in the first versions of these elegant watches from the 1970s. An iconic signature from this line of women’s luxury watches, the elongated, asymmetrical lugs wrap around the curved cases like a challenge to the spiral of time. The rounded lines, set with progressively cut diamonds, transcend the Roman-numeral dials, reinforcing the brilliance of each piece adorned with precious stones.

Rounded to perfectly fit the wrist, these diamond watches for women feature bracelets or straps in noble materials. Milanese mesh or refined satin ensures these women’s luxury watches can be perfectly adjusted, for an intertwined relationship with the wearer and a timeless elegance in the here and now.

Jewellery Watches – Piaget’s Fascinating Diamond Watches

Watchmaking treasures set with precious stones, Piaget jewellery watches sparkle with the dual expertise of the Swiss Maison. From the elegance of their movements to their divine goldwork, these diamond watches embody every bit of the Maison’s daring aesthetic. More than mere timepieces, they are veritable watch-gems.

To better unite the jewellery and watchmaking arts, Piaget calls upon all the brilliance of the Manufacturer’s craftsmen. In their expert hands, women’s luxury watches shine down to the smallest detail. Precious stones illuminate the case-back of a tonneau-shaped jewellery watch, elevate the perfection of an automatic movement, highlight the subtlety of an oval dial or combine with tourmalines for a crowning touch of glamour. By their side, bracelets in yellow or white gold add regal sophistication to these brilliant watch-gems. Perfectly integrated with the cases, their precious yet comfortable chain link delicately marks Piaget diamond watches with timeless beauty.

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