Category Archives: Piaget

Piaget

Secret Time

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There is a wonderful category of watches that plays peek-a-boo with the time. Often referred to as secret watches, the dial is hidden, usually behind a cover. To the casual observer, the watch appears as an accessory, a bracelet, ring or pendant.  While they can contain refined movements, secret ... Read more

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Watch Brands Celebrate the Year of the Snake

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In the Chinese zodiac, there is a 12-year cycle of animals. This is the year of the Snake, most specifically the Water Snake. Though a feared reptilian with sneaky and dangerous characteristics in Western culture, the snake is actually a positive symbol in Eastern culture. The watch brands pull ... Read more

CATEGORIES Chopard, Hublot | TAGS , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/piaget/watch-brands-celebrate-the-year-of-the-snake/

Piaget = Passion + People: A Visit to a Place where Watches are Born

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Although the movement is the heart of a watch, it’s case and bracelet form the body. While Piaget’s movement’s are made in the tranquility of the Swiss mountains, the rest of their watches are made in the hustle and bustle of Geneva. A very suitable choice because despite the sober, ... Read more

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Piaget = Passion + People; A Visit to a Place where Movements are Born

Even parts that only a watchmaker will ever see are finished to perfection!

When you drive from Geneva to La Côte-aux-Fées you have the idea that you are driving off the map. No wonder that one of the stories how this small village got its name, involves fairies. That not a single fairy could have been spotted during our visit has probably something ... Read more

CATEGORIES Brands, Gent's Bracelet Watch, Gent's Wristwatch, Watches | TAGS , , , , , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/piaget-passion-people-a-visit-to-a-place-where-movements-are-born/

Piaget = Passion + People: an Introduction

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Recently we had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of Piaget, by visiting their facilities in Switzerland. Piaget is not your average watch brand, nor do they have the desire to be so. When we sat down with Piaget’s CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger he explained that Piaget is ... Read more

CATEGORIES Interviews, Manual Winding, Mechanical, Self-Winding, Watches | TAGS , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/interviews/piaget-passion-an-introduction/

Vintage ROCKS!

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Indeed, vintage watches rock! There is no doubt about it. Whether you go for a Rolex pre-Daytona ref. 6248, Universal Geneve Polerouter or perhaps one of the many Omega Seamaster’s, a vintage watch has a charm of its own. This is perhaps even enhanced when this watch is not only ... Read more

CATEGORIES Franck Muller, Gent's Wristwatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin | TAGS , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/jaeger-lecoultre/vintage-rocks/

Piaget for Only Watch 2011-One-of-a-Kind Altiplano Skeleton

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Piaget prides itself on taking the skinny down to the bone. They built a reputation on record breaking thin watches. Witness the Calibre 600P, the thinnest hand-wound tourbillon and the 1208P, the thinnest self-winding movement with a micro-rotor. This year Piaget reached another milestone with the Calibre 1270P in the ... Read more

CATEGORIES Gent's Wristwatch | TAGS , , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/timepieces/gents-wristwatch/piaget-for-only-watch-2011-one-of-a-kind-altiplano-skeleton/

Piaget Grabs Another Record with the Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic

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In the land of horology, brands stake out positions and identifying codes emblematic of their products. For over half a century, Piaget has defined themselves as the masters of the ultra-thin movement. Other companies have taken to presenting a svelte profile, which I discuss here. However, Piaget consistently sets records ... Read more

CATEGORIES Gent's Wristwatch |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/timepieces/gents-wristwatch/piaget-grabs-another-record-with-the-emperador-coussin-tourbillon-automatic/