Seventies Inspiration for Piaget

Lara Mansour   |   14 - 09 - 2016

Limelight Gala

The Limelight Gala is the epitome of absolute femininity according to Piaget: inherently elegant and supremely sensual. Born in the 1970s, a period pervaded by freedom, boldness and extravagance, the Limelight Gala bears eloquent testimony, alongside cuff-watches and sautoir-necklace models, to the inimitable Piaget style based on a powerful design vocabulary that appealed to the jet-set and countless celebrities of the time. Buoyed by the boundless creativity of the Maison, it symbolises immutable feminine elegance, while also asserting Piaget’s desire to create watches entirely dedicated to women. Everything is about aesthetics, balance, proportions, and details. Revisited for the first time in 2013 on a satin strap, it now appears in an exclusively gold-clad version featuring a Milanese mesh strap complementing its generous curves. Seamlessly integrated within the case and meticulously adjusted, the mesh bracelet makes a perfect match with the bezel and its diamond-set elongated asymmetrical lugs.

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Piaget Polo S

Not every year, not even every decade, does a watch become an icon of its generation and an expression of the spirit of its time. In 1979, however, Piaget created just such a timepiece with the Piaget Polo. The new Polo S features an ingenious shape-within-shape that is Piaget’s distinctive hallmark, and displays the unique association of a cushion-shaped dial within a round 42mm case. Designed by Piaget, its automatic movement discreetly reveals its beauty through a sapphire case-back. A bracelet of meticulously hand-assembled links alternatingly polished and with a satin finish, completes the experience.

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