Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève
The Chronograph, Altiplano Chrono and the Extremely Piaget cuff watch honoured at the Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève.
At the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève prize-giving ceremony held yesterday evening, 29 October 2015, at the Grand Théatre de Genève, the Altiplano Chrono watch and the Extremely Piaget manchette were awarded respectively the Chronograph and the Revival prizes.
Altiplano Chrono watch :
A contemporary embodiment of purity and elegance, the Piaget luxury Altiplano Chronograph watch succeeds in conveying, through its apparent simplicity, the timeless understated elegance of the Altiplano watch collection. For the very first time, this signature line from the Manufacture welcomes a major complication: an ultra-thin hand-wound chronograph function. And since good things often come in pairs, the luxury Piaget Altiplano Chronograph watch represents a new double record in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking, a demanding art in which the Maison has consistently excelled since 1957. With its 4.65 mm movement and its 8.24 mm thick case, this newcomer to the Altiplano range enriches an already impressive list of Piaget watches distinguished by their legendary slenderness.
Extremely Piaget cuff watch:
The 1960s and 1970s, which inspired the Extremely Piaget watch collection, were characterised by bursts of colour along with new shapes. Piaget was the first to express this through its jewellery and watch collections. This creative freedom was made possible by the development in the late 1950s of the ultra-thin Manufacture Piaget movements, which enabled hard stone dials to be introduced on the watches made by the Maison, without compromising the slimness of the cases. "Piaget time… measured only in gold!" This advertising slogan from the late 1970s is as relevant today as ever. Gold is the benchmark metal used by the Maison. It gives a distinctive shimmering glow to the precious or hard stone dial used by Piaget in its jewellery and watches. Above all, it is crafted in the workshops of the Manufacture using methods similar to those of Haute Couture. Piaget has always been profoundly attached to preserving unique goldsmithing expertise, notably by training new generations of artisans who acquire skills passed on for decades at the workbenches. These workshops have thus become living “conservatories” where exceptional creations are still crafted today. This cuff watch featuring the hammered gold technique, which gives the metal a disctinctive character, is a fine example of these creations where jewellery meets watchmaking.
Recto of Extremely Piaget cuff watch
Verso of Extremely Piaget cuff watch