Piaget’s impressive new collection at Watches & Wonders 2015, Hong Kong
Piaget introduced at the 2015 edition of Watches & Wonders in Hong Kong a spectacular new collection ‘Secrets & Lights’ comprising 93 jewelry creations and 38 watchmaking creations. Piaget’s ‘Secrets & Lights’collection is an in-house crossover of Piaget’s Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie departments. The inspiration has been the historical Silk Route between Venice and Samarkand. The two cities each exert influence over the watches, with some mirroring the desert-inspired “Lights of Samarkand,” while others explore the “Secrets of Venice.”
Through techniques such as feather art, enamelling, micro-mosaic, and engraving, Piaget have recreated scenes of Venetian architectural splendour, most notably the Clock Tower, which was restored by Piaget in 1999. Piaget has also paid homage to the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mary’s Basilica, and the city’s emblematic lion.
Piaget Altiplano Scrimshaw Engraving watch, which features an 18k pink gold case, framing a mammoth ivory dial engraved with the image of a falcon’s head; Piaget Emperador Coussin XL Large Moon Enamel boasts a moon-phase indicator and a 72-hour power reserve powered by the in-house manufacture Piaget 860P movement. Piaget Altiplano Double Jeu Gold Engraving watch with two cases in white gold, brilliantly set with diamonds totalling approximately 3.23cts, and featuring a night-time image of Venice; Piaget Altiplano Gold Guilloché Dial watch, which sports the Mythical Journey logo on the case back and a gold dial with guilloché engraving inspired by Samarkand architecture.