It was in 1874, deep in the heart of the Swiss Jura region, that Georges Piaget first began to design intricate watch mechanisms. Little did he know how far his designs would take him and generations of his descendents. His expertise in creating high-precision parts prompted the name of Piaget to spread far across the mountains, and his business- originally just a small shed on the family farm – grew to multiple workshops.
A constant desire for innovation characterized the Piaget brand, which distinguished itself from it’s competitors by dominating the new ultra-thin wrist watch market in the 1940s. By 1957, the skilled artisan watchmakers at Piaget were creating timepieces only two millimeters thick. Piaget’s revolutionary creativity opened new horizons and possibilities, constantly expanding the boundaries of the wrist watch. By 1979, the brand had achieved worldwide recognition for avant-garde design combined with high precision.
Five Unique Watch Designs
- The Piaget Polo FortyFive: The iconic and determinedly sporty Polo is a trademark of Piaget design. With a polish black matte case and a DLC-injected rubber strap, the Polo is instantly recognizable.
- The Pink Gold Dancer: This delicate and feminine timepiece features a graceful gold bracelet, from which suspends an elegant pink gold case inlaid with genuine Piaget diamonds.
- The White Gold Possession: This lucky watch has a rotating bezel set with seven brilliant-cut diamonds. The wearer is able to change the strap color according to her mood.
- The Emperador Black Tie: A monochrome timepiece perfect for the gentleman with style, it features a sunburst silver guilloché dial and the trademarked Piaget coat-of-arms.
- The Limelight Dancing Light: This ultra-feminine watch features a rotating bezel delicately handcrafted in the shape of fluttering butterflies. The Spring-inspired bezel rests on a floral mother-of-pearl dial.
Five Innovations from Piaget
- 1957: Piaget creates the thinnest watch mechanism in the world.
- 1964: Piaget presents their first watch with a variety of precious stones inlaid into the dial, including lapis-lazuli, onyx, tiger’s eye and turquoise.
- 2000: An esteemed watchmaking jury awarded the Piaget Emperador with the ‘Best Watch of the Year’ prize.
- 2002: Piaget creates the thinnest tourbillon in the world, the Calibre 600P.
- 2006: The Limelight Party Watch was named the “Most Beautiful Watch of 2006” by Spanish Vogue.
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