Longing for the summer and the sparkle of the azure sea in cold Geneva? Head into the pop-up beach Piaget created at the SIHH 2019. The sand hid the novelties that the brand introduced in 2019.
The new Piaget watch creations include Altiplano models with new dials, diamond set Possession watches in new colours and the latest Polo models.
Piaget’s Possession jewellery line came out in 1990. The idea was to create a gold ring made up of two interwoven bands that are bonded but are still free to move around each other – a playful touch in the everyday life of a woman.
It soon became a success and the company has made many interpretations and variations since. In 2005, Piaget added a timepiece to Possession: gold rings with diamonds are set on the case and rotate endlessly around the dial. Last year the 29mm watches featured exciting colours: deep blue lapis lazuli, rich red carnelian, vivid turquoise or bright green malachite.
In 2019, vivid cherry pink pieces appeared in two sizes (29mm and 34mm), two diamond-set dial watches with deep pink alligator strap and a 29mm diamond watch featuring a fully paved dial and case as well as a diamond-paved bracelet.
Piaget is well known for its cuff watches – let it be an exceptional high jewellery piece or a slightly more casual, pink gold watch with malachite dial – these are signature creations of the company. The new cuff watch showcases the Maison’s expertise in gold-working – the full cuff of hand-worked textured Milanese mesh is paired with an iridescent mother-of-pearl dial and diamonds on the rotating bezel.
During the ‘60s Piaget released other icons – watches featuring dials made of ornamental stone. The brand would soon be a symbol of the ‘beautiful people’ who made things happen in this era. The Piaget events became the place to be and people attending these events – the Piaget Society.
The Piaget Polo watch was born in 1979, and the brand became associated with the ‘sport of kings’ – a spectator sport for equestrians and high society.
The new Polo models embody a similar spirit; style and refinement for today’s urban gentlewoman or gentleman. The steel version has a green dial that changes in tone and intensity depending on the angle of light that hits the guilloché surface.
The 18k red gold timepieces have two diamond-set versions – one with a white, banded dial and diamond set bezel and the other a fully paved dial and bezel. These models come with two alligator straps: a sober blue strap sets off the sparkle of the diamonds while a deep garnet strap emphasises the warmth of the red-gold case.
Piaget earned recognition for its ultra-thin watch movements and watches. 1957 is a significant year in the life of their watchmakers: they introduced the ultra-thin movement Calibre 9P (2mm thick) which is famous to this day. In 2017, the brand celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano with great releases.
The new SIHH models unite ultra-thin watchmaking, exceptional gem-setting and the focus on hard stones (this time meteorite). A very elegant edition is the new Altiplano white gold watch with a deep blue dial and baguette-set bezel.
Beautiful 40mm pink gold timepieces feature a grey meteorite dial with pink gold indexes (limited edition of 300 pieces) or a gold-coloured meteorite dial with grey indexes (limited edition of 50 pieces).
The elegantly feminine 36mm Altiplano model – for the first time – comes set with baguette diamonds on the bezel and dial, and a sunray-brushed dial in Piaget Blue, limited to an edition of 88 pieces.
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