In the world of watchmaking, luxury watches and Swiss watches go hand in hand. These exceptional timepieces are the fruit of expertise handed down through the generations. Piaget’s Manufacture has been one of its most prestigious ambassadors since 1874.
The quest remains constant: 'Always do better than necessary'
These dazzling creations – stars in the firmament of Haute Horlogerie – were genuine mechanical masterpieces, and from 1957 onwards, they pushed the limits of what was possible within luxury watch design. Having created those movements – at 2 mm thick, slimmer than any previously made – Piaget was able to work freely with hard stones, diamonds and precious gems on cases, dials and bracelets, without taking away from the refined slenderness of its watches. The ‘Piaget style’ very quickly became ubiquitous on the most fashionable wrists, and suddenly originality had become part of the mix in the highly traditional world of Swiss watchmaking.
Piaget’s Manufacture has created dozens of movements entirely conceived and developed in-house through craftspeople representing over one hundred watchmaking and jewellery specialities. Each movement is designed to form part of its watchcase, and Piaget holds numerous records within Swiss watchmaking for the fineness of its movements. The uncontested master of ultra-slim watches – even with major complications and skeleton movements – Piaget’s Manufacture even goes so far as to set some of the working parts with stones. An art so rare that no one else has mastered it.