Piaget celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox with a special edition of its ultra-thin Altiplano watch with a grand-feu cloisonné dial featuring an ox, crafted by the artist Anita Porchet. Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweler also presents a new Limelight Stella moon-phase watch and a beautiful selection of Possession watch and jewelry.
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, officially starting on February 12th, 2021, and running until February 26th. Celebrating, sharing, socializing, and spending time with family are all values that Piaget cherishes too and it joins the fun with several new extraordinary creations that are dedicated to Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox.
The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals and to honor the sign, Piaget has immortalized the ox on the dial of one of its most iconic timepieces – the Altiplano – using grand-feu cloisonné enamel. The dial has been created by the famous master-enameller, Anita Porchet. First the artist transferred the design onto the surface of the dial using gold ribbons to create miniature partitions, or cloisons, in which the different enamel pigments are placed. The dial is then fired in the kiln multiple times at temperatures between 820oC and 850oC. Once finished, the dial is varnished, capturing the image forever.
The ultra-thin 38mm watch comes in an 18-karat white gold case decorated with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.71 ct.) and is powered by the brand’s exceptional 430P hand-wound movement that measures a mere 2.1mm in thickness. An elegant black leather strap fitted with an 18-karat white gold pin buckle finishes the sophisticated look of the watch.
The Limelight Stella timepiece, with its moon phase complication and starry night sky, comes in a 36mm 18-karat rose gold case that is dressed with 126 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel (approx. 0.65 ct.). Fourteen brilliant-cut diamonds garnish the mother-of-pearl dial (approx. 0.05 ct.) that displays a large moon phase in a new red color. The timepiece is powered by Piaget’s 584P self-winding movement and indicates the hours, minutes, seconds, and phases of the moon. It is paired with a red alligator leather strap and an 18-karat rose gold pin buckle. The Limelight Stella will be exclusively available in China and Hong Kong as of February and the rest of the world from April.
Piaget is also offering a number of new creations from its Possession collection. An 18-karat white gold timepiece with a mother-of-pearl dial, and a diamond-paved case featuring a turning ring that playfully spins. One Possession ring, two necklaces, and three different-sized bangles all in rose gold also join the festivities. All jewelry pieces feature sparkling diamonds, red carnelian cabochons, and Piaget’s signature turning elements.
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