OCTOBER 2014 – This year, the inimitable Swiss luxury jewellery and watch brand, Piaget, is celebrating its 140th anniversary.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the enviable brand has created a very distinctive new collection that highlights its hallmark style of the 1960s-1970s when the brand was under the leadership of Yves Piaget and designer Jean-Claude Gueit with flamboyant cuff watches, gold link bracelets, and dials with hard stones.
The new collection, “Extremely Piaget”, especially created to celebrate their anniversary was also created to participate in the 27th Paris Antique Dealers Biennale. Held at the Grand Palais from September 11 to 21, 2014, the Biennale showcases some of the rarest and most important works of art and Haute Joaillerie.
The dazzling collection comprises 37 watches and 88 jewellery pieces characterized by bold designs playing on asymmetry, stylization, and fluidity as well as freedom of movement. On some pieces, the boundaries between jewellery and watch disappear completely: an ornate cuff with interlacing diamond motifs coiling around an oval sapphire or emerald, engraved with floral motifs, hide a watch dial, while long sautoir necklaces made of gold and adorned with lapis lazuli or turquoise medallions can incorporate a tiny oval-shaped watch module.
Inspired by some of the most beautiful and breath-taking designs in its archives, the world-renowned jewellery and watchmaking master, also uses a strong mix of precious and hard stones to showcase colour, a house signature. The precious stones includes sapphire and emerald, whilst hard stones such as turquoise, opal, heart or ruby, Laipis Lazuli, and onyx bring the flair.
The full collection dazzles the contemporary art world with its strikingly innovative, wonderfully carefree designs, and transforms precious materials into gorgeous works of art in jewellery and watches.
Opulent Living wishes the jewellery master the best compliments for its anniversary and wishes to see many more decades of beautiful jewellery by Piaget.
See the full Extremely Piaget collection here.