Piaget grande sonnerie

François-Paul Journe x Piaget: A Moment In Watch History (Archive)

In 1995, Piaget was part of the Vendôme group that would later become Richemont. Piaget entered the highest end of the watch market by releasing a grande sonnerie wristwatch, which was developed by François-Paul Journe. At the time, Journe was a freelance movement designer and hadn’t officially founded F.P. Journe yet.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 33 mm on the wrist (photo courtesy ch24.pl)

Sensible Case Sizing: How The 2018 SIHH Showed Us We Are Heading Back To The New Normal

There is a certain sense of irony in it: while trying on a new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore I realized during the 2018 SIHH that current trends seem to favor smaller watches. It seems that the watch world has finally returned to its senses with smaller sizes. And that is a good thing!

Piaget Emperador Cushion Dual Time Zone in pink gold

The Dandy Watches Of Piaget

Dandies and Piaget have always enjoyed a natural alliance. There are several reasons for this: first and foremost, there is the brand’s decision to make only watches using precious metals; secondly, there is the decision to fit them with manufacture movements that are as small and thin as possible – something that allows nearly unprecedented freedom for the brand’s designers. Let’s have a look at some dandy Piaget models!

Movement of the Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon

Appreciating Skeleton Watches With Patek Philippe, Graff, Angelus, Armin Strom And Piaget

From a technical point of view, skeletonizing makes no sense: watchmakers go to great length to create a stable and robust movement, only to have others saw away pieces of its components. Skeletonizing is one of those instances when form takes over from function, bringing it even closer to being art.

Pre-selected watches in the Artistic Crafts category of the 2017 GPHG: (clockwise from top left) Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony, Hermès Slim d’Hermès Promenande de Longchamp, Konstantin Chaykin Joker, Piaget Altiplano Art & Excellence feather marquetry, Vacheron Consantin Métiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres, and Kari Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure

Our Predictions In The Artistic Crafts Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève And Our Panel Is Unanimous

Artistic Crafts is a Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève category for beauty; it’s as simple as that. Mastery of techniques is the only requirement, and the results are always stunning. It is also a great place to see some unique applications of skills rarely seen, allowing us to view just what artists can imagine when given such a small canvas.

The pre-selected Jewellery watches for the 2017 edition of the GPHG are shown in the image above clockwise from top left: Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage, Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelry, Chanel Les Eternelles de Chanel Camélia Secret Watch, Chaumet Frise Divine, Chopard Lotus Blanc, and Piaget Hide & Seek Manchette.

Our Predictions In The Jewellery Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève

Welcome to our predictions for the winner of the Jewellery category of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in which the team members pick their favorites and explain what they like, don’t like, and why.

Cartier Tank à Guichets in platinum on the wrist

An Introduction: Dandy Watches

There is always something special about kicking off a new series of articles. It is like unwrapping a new notebook, sitting down with your favorite pen in hand, and beginning a new adventure. This particular adventure will take us to a very special part of the watch world: the so-called dandy watch, a word we will define right here.

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon High Jewellery

60 Years Of Piaget Altiplano: Sophisticated Style Versus Fugitive Fashion

Piaget’s Altiplano collection is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful contributions to horological design of the last century. Timeless refinement and unique understatement distinguish both the inside and the outside of this ultra-slim style icon. And now, as it celebrates 60 years of existence, Piaget introduces some gorgeous limited editions of its flagship.

Piaget Black Tie Vintage Watch For OW17

Piaget’s Black Tie Vintage For Only Watch 2017: Not Your Typical Piaget, Yet Still A Quintessential Piaget

One of the 49 brands donating watches in 2017 is Piaget, who created a very special version of its Black Tie Vintage with a brown Pietersite dial for the occasion. It is one of those watches that begs the question: is a Piaget that isn’t ultra-slim still a Piaget?

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Opal

Shrouded In Mystery And Fire: Opals In Jaquet Droz And Piaget Timepieces

I had never really paid much attention to opals before, but upon closer inspection I realized this gemstone is extraordinary – shrouded in mystery and well worth learning more about. Looking at an opal is like looking at fireworks or even looking into a galaxy. And two Swiss watch brands specialize in using the fiery gemstone in watches: Jaquet Droz and Piaget.