Piaget Celebrates 150 Years: A Tribute to Innovation and Elegance

In honor of its 150th anniversary, Piaget dazzles the horological world with a symphony of innovation and elegance at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2024. From reimagined classics to daring new concepts, Piaget’s latest offerings redefine luxury timekeeping.

Piaget’s journey to horological greatness is paved with iconic achievements. Since 1874, the Maison has epitomized precision craftsmanship and avant-garde design. With a legacy steeped in ultra-thin watchmaking, Piaget continues to push the boundaries of innovation.

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon

This watch stands as a testament to Piaget’s relentless pursuit of perfection. With a case thickness of just 2mm, this marvel of engineering redefines the possibilities of luxury timekeeping. Three years of rigorous development culminated in the integration of a tourbillon, marking a significant milestone in Piaget’s history. The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon captivates with its sleek 41.5mm cobalt alloy case and striking blue PVD treatment. It features a monobloc dial, polished round baton indices, baton-shaped minute hand, monobloc disc with an hour hand, and water resistance up to 20 meters. It comes with a calfskin leather strap with an M64BC cobalt alloy pin buckle.

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon boasts a one-minute peripheral tourbillon. Its manual winding caliber features 13 jewels, 6 ball bearings, and a 40-hour power reserve.

The Polo Date 150th Anniversary Edition

This pair of watches pays homage to Piaget’s heritage while embracing modernity. Inspired by the sporty-chic Polo watch launched in 1979, this special edition combines vintage charm with contemporary flair. It comes in ladies’ and men’s models.

The Polo Date 150th Anniversary Edition comes in a cushion-shaped stainless steel case and signature gadroons. Available in 42mm and 36mm sizes, these limited-edition models seamlessly bridge the gap between past and present. It features a beige dial with horizontal gadroons inspired by the Polo 79 model, applied diamond-set markers on 36mm model – applied markers with luminescent material on the 42mm model, golden framed date window at 6 o’clock, skeletonized gold-plated hands on the  36mm version, gold-plated hands with luminescent material on the 42mm, a counterweight with ‘150’ on gold-plated central seconds hand, 50-meter resistance on the 36mm, and 100-meter water resistance on the 42mm. The 36mm comes with an interchangeable beige rubber strap with horizontal grooves, while the 42mm comes with an interchangeable brown rubber strap with horizontal grooves.

The Polo Date 150th Anniversary Edition houses Piaget’s in-house calibers, embodying the brand’s tradition of ultra-thin movements. The automatic caliber 500P1 has a 40-hour power reserve, and the evolved caliber 1110P has a 50-hour power reserve.

Piaget also unveiled a stunning collection of high-jewelry watches at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2024. Piaget’s latest creations seamlessly blend horological expertise with the artistry of fine jewelry.

Among the highlights of Piaget’s jewelry watch collection is the mesmerizing Swinging Sautoir. Inspired by Maison’s iconic designs from 1969, these transformable timepieces are made from handcrafted gold chains delicately intertwined with precious gemstones, creating a captivating fusion of texture and color. The Swinging Sautoir is not just a watch; it is a wearable work of art, symbolizing Piaget’s mastery of both watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship.

Also displayed were Piaget’s cuff watches which have long been revered for their boldness and extravagance. At Watches & Wonders 2024, the Maison introduces a new interpretation of this iconic style. Featuring black opal dials and hand-twisted gold chains, these cuff watches redefine opulence. Each piece is a testament to Piaget’s innovative spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Finally, we come to the Aura collection, which has captivated discerning collectors since its debut in 1989 with its breathtaking beauty. Piaget celebrates the 35th anniversary of Aura with two new additions that showcase their expertise in combining high jewelry and watchmaking. Rubies, pink sapphires, and diamonds come together in a harmonious blend of colors and shapes. These audacious timepieces showcase Piaget’s expertise in gem-setting and color-grading, elevating the art of haute horlogerie to new heights.

For Piaget, creating jewelry watches is more than just a craft; it is a form of artistic expression. Each piece in the collection tells a story of passion, creativity, and innovation. From the intricate designs of the Swinging Sautoir to the dazzling brilliance of the Aura collection, Piaget’s jewelry watches are a testament to Maison’s rich heritage and unwavering dedication to excellence.

Enthusiasts eager to adorn their wrists with Piaget’s latest creations can expect the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon to be available upon request. While exact pricing has not been disclosed, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept without a tourbillon was announced at around $448,203, providing a benchmark for its prestigious counterpart.

Similarly, the Polo Date 150th Anniversary Edition models are limited to 300 pieces each and will be boutique exclusives. Pricing details have yet to be confirmed.

For more information, please visit the official Piaget website.

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