Posted at 7:33:31 AM in Piaget (6)
Ultra-thin is definitely something to aim for. No, not anybody’s figure. We are talking about the Altiplano, Piaget’s ultra-thin 2.5 mm thick wristwatch. This 2008 Watch of the Year model has a sleek dial and slender baton hands on its minimalist white gold case, embodying the purity and classicism that the brand stands for. The true wonder of this watch is its ultra-thin 2.3mm mechanical movement that allows the model to take on impossible flatness. Along with the calibre is a 22k gold micro rotor that takes up minimal space inside the 40mm round case. The precise motions of the watch’s movement shows through its sapphire case back, embellished with Piaget’s coat of arms, circular-grained mainplate and distinctive blued screws that make the show all the more spectacular.
Check out Altiplano and other Piaget timepieces at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for Piaget.
Posted at 5:55:12 AM in Piaget (6)
Piaget has been an expert in watchmaking and jewelry since its foundation in 1874. From a company specializing in the production of watch movements, Piaget has ventured wider to the manufacture of jewelry watches and jewelry collections in the 1960s. Piaget’s outstanding watches are encompassed by the integration of exceptional engineering skills for watchmaking and excellent jewelry-making craftsmanship. The groups of engineers and designers, backed with the state-of-the-art computer software designed specifically for the manufacture, primarily constitute the most valuable asset of the company. Both teams are involved in ensuring the long-term reliability of the watches. External components, like watchcases, dials, bracelets, buckles and crowns, are carefully created with the aid of computer simulations in order to meet the standards of quality. The actual production process involves both manual and digital or electronic technology comprising a series of approximately sixty operations effectively covering the decorations and finishes to the case. Piaget ensures you that every specific detail has been taken care of. Check out Piaget's outstanding collections at Shreve &. Co in Palo Alto.
Posted at 6:24:42 AM in Piaget (6)
When it comes to accessories, women instinctively gravitate towards diamonds. Having been a jeweller and watchmaker since 1874, Piaget knows exactly what a woman wants in a watch and gives it to them in a golden platter. This Piaget Limelight piece is a beautiful ribbon-inspired bracelet – or not. It’s actually a Ribbon motif secret watch creatively designed to conceal a diamond studded, mother-of-pearl dial running on Piaget 56P Quartz movement. Piaget craftsmen painstakingly perfected every ribbon contour of white or pink gold and set them with 262 brilliant diamond stones for each timepiece. A well-hidden mechanism allows the wearer to gently lift the central ribbon to take a peek at the bejewelled watch, all without having to give away that she is actually wearing one. Why all the bother just for a dainty jewelled watch? Well, it’s Piaget! They give you what you want. Schiffman’s Jewelers in Palo Alto is an authorized dealer for Piaget.
Nothing but Piaget comes to mind when the words jewelry and watches are put together. And nothing in its collection speaks much bolder of jewelry watches as the Exceptional Pieces collection. These treasures of bold designs are at the apex of jewelry watches and had Piaget sitting at the top among the greats. The Emperador G0A34128 for ladies is 32x41mm and cased in 18K white gold that is set with 171 brilliant-cut diamonds. It uses the Manufacture Piaget 530P movement. The dial is with 389 brilliant-cut diamonds and the bracelet showcases 589. If that does not wow anyone try the other Emperador model G0A37040. This model uses the the ultra-thin and self-winding mechanical Tourbillion 1270P. Its 18K white gold case, dial, crown and bracelet are set by a total of 1723 baguette and brilliant-cut rocks. These magnificent pieces are testaments to Piaget’s unwavering goal and exceptional ability to continually surpass itself. As part of the Exceptional Pieces collection, these models have been icons of the era that they were first made. But as eternal as any Piaget piece is, the collection shines even brighter by making it among top-tier Piaget pieces ever produced through its entire tenure in the business. For more jaw-dropping Piaget pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Piaget.
Paintings and art pieces are usually too heavy to carry around to show off to friends. But Piaget makes it easier for anyone to carry around an art piece for others, and for him, to enjoy. Enameling has been a tradition at Piaget’s. It is a continuous tradition to create watches with miniature paintings thus infusing the complications and sophistication of science with the elegance and beauty of art. Piaget’s obsession with art is evident in such pieces as the Protocole XXL Paris and New York. Using the the Protocole as the canvas, Piaget now paints with enamel all over the face of the watch covering every surface. This miniature painting is done on 18k white or yellow gold. They could’ve used any other material but hey, it’s Piaget. They have reached another level of obsession for perfection in art and craftsmanship. The watches themselves are pretty hard to make and more so the enamel paintings embracing them. Every enameled piece is reportedly fired almost twenty times in the oven for perfection. Most of the time, art pieces belong in the galleries but a Piaget belongs around your wrist. To get some Piaget’s around your wrists, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Piaget.
Looking around for a trendy watch, I realized that the 2012 lines of fashionable watches seem to live in our time: they are getting outlandishly overweight if not obese. They are heavy to lug around, cumbersome at best and unrealistically hard to hide under the cuff. And I noticed too that the trend extends to women’s wrists. Are they the reflection of the world going fat? Amidst this epidemic of bigness in the world of telling time, it is nice to come across the thin, fine lines of a Piaget watch. Has it been in a pseudo South Beach diet that it is able to keep its shape through the years? But a Piaget is a Piaget, which means, if anything is surprising about this classy brand, it is not its thinness. It introduced the ultra-thin mechanical movement in watches back in the sixties, when it brought out the Calibre 12P, which at 2.3 mm is the world’s thinnest automatic movement as affirmed in the Guinness Book of Records. Not to say that thinness is all there is to a watch; yet when you know that it is harder to create a thin watch than a bulky one, a Piaget stands out. It takes better engineering, a more sophisticated craftsmanship—honed since the 1870s when Piaget was founded in a quaint Swiss town—so that the fine lines and precise movement is a “harmony at the heart of a Piaget watch,” so said George Piaget, the founder.
Image: The Altiplano 43mm (Anniversary Edition with Calibre 1200P)—the world’s thinnest automatic