Piaget marks the start of another 12-year cycle with a spectacular new capsule collection which, again, pays tribute to the Dragon and Phoenix.
A symbol of power, strength and prosperity, the Dragon is among the most celebrated and emblematic of Chinese zodiacs symbols. The Dragon and Phoenix couple together the Chinese symbol of masculinity and femininity, strength and power, hope and rebirth, of ultimate harmony and balance. Featuring 10 daring designs of exceptional watches and High Jewellery pieces – topped off with a pair of extravagant and very exclusive, made-to-order High Jewellery cuff watches – each creation brims with emotion and exuberance, joyfully channelling the codes of the Maison while celebrating unparalleled Metiers d’Art and watchmaking savoir-faire.
Four new High jewellery watches continue the theme. A 41mm Altiplano High Jewellery Dragon watch (above left) sees Porchet’s fine paillonné enamel work complement a gold engraved Dragon that’s rendered in exquisite, powerful detail. Featuring red lacquered eyes and clasping a mystical black opal fireball in its claws, the whole design radiates from a stunning sunburst engraving.
The Dragon motif also swirls onto a new Piaget Emperador watch (above right), featuring a flying tourbillon in a stunning construction. This gold-engraved Dragon is especially alluring and audacious, sensually winding its way around the case and onto the sides of the watch, onto the dial. Snow-set sapphires and diamonds, each painstakingly set in graduation, evoke a twinkling, starry blue sky. The 46.5mm watch epitomises Piaget as a flamboyant encounter between high watchmaking and inspired jewellery – and is truly a work of unexpected beauty.
Two Phoenix High Jewellery watches bring forth a precious interpretation. A splendid plumage of marquise and brilliant-cut diamonds dress a 32mm watch in an asymmetrical motif, as gold engraving details flow onto the dial, galvanising the design (above left). This is paired with a gold bracelet in the Decor Palace finish, among Piaget’s most celebrated gold engraving techniques. A second model comes in a ruby and white gold mix (above right), and each model is limited to eight pieces.
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