Piaget - Watchmaker and Jeweller Extraordinaire

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 September, 2013, 10:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 September, 2013, 10:52am

Piaget introduced a miniature watch industry revolution in 1957 when it launched the Calibre P9.  Measuring only 2 mm thick, it was one of the thinnest mechanical movements ever made at that time. This new paragon of slenderness unleashed the exuberant creativity of Piaget that was now able to make use of all kinds of hard and precious stones in adorning the cases, dials or bracelets or its refined models, turning them into genuine works of art.

Taking pride of place at the WATCHES&WONDERS exhibition are watches that showcase Piaget’s exceptional expertise and integration of the watchmaking and jewellery professions.

A perfect example of timeless classicism is the new Piaget Altiplano Date featuring a new complication and a new double record for extreme slimness.  The world’s tinniest watch in its category in terms of both the movement and the case, the watch houses a 3mm-thick automatic Calibre 1205P.

The new complicated Emperador Coussin Minute Repeater Exceptional High Jewellery encapsulates the virtuoso skills of the artisans. The sheer complexity of this exceptional model ensures that only five pieces will be created in 2013.  At 9.4mm thick, this is the world’s thinnest self-winding minute repeater watch. It features the Piaget 1290P ultra-thin mechanical self-winding minute repeater movement, the world’s thinnest self-winding minute repeater movement at 4.8 mm thick. The purity of the sound is preserved despite the additional material required for setting the gems - 60 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, 260 brilliant-cut diamonds on the sides and the repeater slide, and 12 baguette-cut diamonds on the crown.

A new Piaget icon, the diamond encrusted Limelight Gala Exceptional draws a wealth of inspiration from the fascinating period of the 1960s.  Baguette-cut diamonds adorn the case, dial and bracelet, infusing it with a sense of glamorous chic.

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