Bringing together the haute horlogerie and the haute joaillerie, Piaget created five stunning timepieces, equipped by ultra-thin mechanisms and adorned by the breathtaking sets of precious stones. Emperador Perpetual Calendar, Emperador Tourbillon watch, Altiplano Joaillerie watch, Dancer Sceleton and Haute Joaillerie Classique watch perfectly represent the brand’s extraordinary technological expertise and aesthetic creativity.
With the Emperador Perpetual Calendar, the prestigious Swiss watchmaker demonstrates its expertise in making highly complicated timepieces. This masterpiece is powered by a Piaget 856P self-winding perpetual calendar gem-set movement that provides high-end performances. Displayed on a stylish black mother-of-pearl dial, there are retrograde date and day displays at 3 and 9 o’clock positions.
The second time zone is displayed at the 8 o’clock position, along with a day/night indicator. Finally, the month and year display takes the 12 o’clock position. The 5.6mm thin mechanism incorporates a double barrel, providing 72 hours of power-reserve. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case-back, you can see its beautifully decorated parts, including a gem-set oscillating weight (25 brilliant-cut diamonds), circular Côtes de Genève finish, a circular-grained mainplate, beveled bridges, as well as a mainplate and oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat of arms.
Of course, technical excellence is not the only quality of this watch. Its robust, 18 karat white gold case with the diameter of 49mm is set with 120 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 10.3 carats) and 380 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.2 carats). Hour markers, the rim of the sapphire crystal case-back and a crown are also adorned with sparkling stones. The glamorous design is complemented with a stylish black alligator strap.
Piaget Emperador Tourbillon Watch
A skeletonized version of this model is even more impressive. It is the breathtaking Emperador Tourbillon cushion-shaped watch that completely reveals the brand’s first ultra-thin automatic tourbillon movement through a sapphire crystal dial. It is a 5.55 mm thick Calibre 1270P with the flying tourbillon and the power-reserve indicator (44 hours) that is also visible through the exhibition case-back. Along with the remarkable gem-setting, you can also enjoy the mainplate with guilloché and satin-brushed sunburst motif, a circular Côtes de Genève starting at the centre of the tourbillon, a circular-grained mainplate, wheels and bridges and a gold oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat of arms.
An 18 karat white gold case with the diameter of 49mm is adorned with 136 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 9.9 karats) and 875 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 6.1 karats). Another set of 107 brilliant-cut diamonds is visible on the tourbillon and oscillating weight rings. The flying tourbillon with a titanium carriage is at the 1 o’clock position, while an off-centered micro-rotor crafted in gold takes the 5 o’clock position. An elegant black alligator strap with 24 baguette-cut diamonds on its buckle nicely matches the brilliance of this exquisite model.
Piaget Altiplano – World’s Slimmest Automatic Timepiece
Piaget extended its iconic Altiplano Collection with a beautiful diamond-set model, featuring the world’s thinnest self-winding movement, 2.35mm thick Calibre 1200P, housed inside its amazingly slim, 6.44mm case. This high-end mechanism incorporates only 180 components, including an oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget crest and an off-centered micro-rotor, both made of platinum. Its beautiful decoration, highlighted with unique gem-setting is completely revealed through a sapphire crystal case-back.
Following the sophisticated design codes of the Altiplano Collection, the front side of the watch is visually even more impressive. A round, 18 karat white gold case with the mid-size diameter of 41mm is beautified by 313 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.7 carats) and 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.5 karats). This is just the beginning of the glamorous spectacle. A thrilling dial features 155 brilliant-cut and 36 baguette-cut diamonds, nicely contrasted with slim black baton-type hour-markers. Finally, there is a black alligator strap, with a buckle featuring 24 brilliant cut diamonds.
Piaget Dancer Skeleton Watch
After 700 hours of development and 325 hours of gem-setting, Piaget finished its unique creation, a Dancer Skeleton timepiece which is both technological masterpiece and dazzling jewelry. Presented as the world’s slimmest gem-set mechanical watch, it showcases a remarkable skeletonized mechanism that looks like it is floating weightless in the heart of the case, surrounded with 1,194 brilliant and baguette cut diamonds, with the total of approximately 31.8 carats. It is an in-house Calibre 838D ultra-thin hand-winding movement, set in white gold and adorned with 219 brilliant-cut diamonds and 8 black sapphires. This 3.1mm thick movement is also visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. It comprises 131 components and provides hour, minute and small seconds features with 61 hours of power-reserve.
A 41mm case is made of 18 karat white gold, completely set with 144 brilliant-cut and 52 baguette-cut diamonds. It perfectly matches a white gold bracelet, set with 277 brilliant-cut and 488 baguette-cut diamonds, which makes the watch look like an extraordinary jewelry piece.
Glamorous and Feminine – Haute Joaillerie Classique Watch
This piece of art represents pure feminine beauty, underlined by carefully shaped and calibrated diamonds, put together in the perfect harmony around a high-quality 40P ultra-thin mechanical hand-winding movement. Piaget spent 150 hours, setting 277 diamonds with the total of 49.7 carats.
In order to ensure an extensive space for gems, baguette-cut diamonds are claw-set. Visually, a Parisian mesh bracelet, beautified by stunning open-back stones is pretty impressive, but it also provides a great comfort. Finally, marked by the sunburst setting, the sparkling dial sports 32 baguette-cut diamonds.