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Piaget Black Tie inspiration vintage
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Piaget Black Tie inspiration vintage

Monday, 03 November 2014
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When this cushion-shaped watch made its first appearance, the atypical design of its case was a surprise: contrary to the prevailing norms, it was neither round, square nor rectangular – but all three in one. To create its rounded angles, Piaget elicited the exercise of refined goldsmithing on its case featuring superimposed matt and shiny surfaces to create depth effects.

Driven by a desire to innovate and to achieve the impossible on aesthetic and technical levels, Piaget never fails to pay tribute to its heritage and its daring spirit. Harking back to the appearance of hard stone dials in the 1960s, the Black Tie vintage inspiration watch was reinvented for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris with three models in the “Extremely Piaget” collection featuring colourful lapis lazuli, jade or hard ruby dials. Representing a technical feat that Piaget pioneered virtually single-handed for a long period, the crafting of these finely cut stones calls for outstanding mastery and dexterity exercised by highly experienced artisans. These three first models are now complemented by a fourth variation graced with polished black onyx giving it a distinctly Black Tie colouring, cleverly playing with vintage codes to create a resolutely contemporary look.

A timepiece embodying an insatiable appetite for a resolutely Piaget sense of style.

Without modifying the unique appearance and exceptional size of the original watch, the re-edited version of the Black Tie vintage inspiration watch has been readjusted to reveal a slighter slimmer profile thanks to the use of the automatic Piaget 534P movement. The yellow gold is replaced by white gold to create a striking contrast with the intense blackness of the onyx and thereby accentuate a contemporary, masculine look that is as ever finely and expertly crafted by the artisans of the Manufacture. Each and every detail of the watch is meticulously finished, typified by the satin-brushed case-back enriched with the Piaget coat-of-arms and the immediately identifiable lines on the case. The match between the stone dial and sculpted gold gives rise to a timepiece embodying the philosophy of excellence cultivated by the Maison, as well as an insatiable appetite for a resolutely Piaget sense of style.

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