Piaget Creates Collection to Mark 140th Anniversary

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury jewellery house Piaget has designed a special collection to commemorate the brand’s 140th birthday.

The ‘Extremely Piaget’ collection, which will be launched at the prestigious Biennale des Antiquaires arts fair in Paris this Autumn, is inspired by Piaget pieces from the 1960s and 70s and includes an array of flamboyant cuff watches, gold link bracelets, and dials with hard stones.

Comprising 37 watches and 88 jewellery pieces, each piece features a mix of precious stones including emerald, sapphire as well as hard stones such as turquoise, opal, heart of ruby, Laipis Lazuli, and onyx.

Amongst the collection is a series of watches based on a design worn by Jackie Onassis in the 1960s, including a small oval watch with a stone dial and a glittering bezel fitted with a supple bracelet made from a gold mesh.

Several cuff watches in the collection also feature hammered gold techniques, while cabled gold is also used for sautoir necklace creations and some rings.

The collection also includes pieces dubbed ‘Extremely Sparking’ and featuring a profusion of marquise-cut diamonds such as a necklace framing two emeralds.

The 27th Biennale des Antiquaires runs from September 11th to 21st at the Grand Palais, Paris.

By Paul Joseph