Although Piaget was founded in 1874 first as a maker of watch movements, the Maison has also enjoyed a stellar reputation as a jeweller for the past 60 years. It is only thanks to a mastery of the disciplines of both horology and gem-setting that Piaget is able to create watches such as the Piaget Polo Skeleton High Jewellery in our “Ateliers de l’Extraordinaire”.
The ability to set diamonds on the minuscule components of an ultra-thin watch movement made from gold is a rare skill.
Some parts are so small and delicate that they can easily be deformed by the pressure required to apply the stones, making it necessary to re-think the watch making process and perform a proportion of the setting before final machining.
Four full days are required to set the special, white gold movement with diamonds, and a further 11 days to fully pave the case. But few who see the dazzling Polo Skeleton High Jewellery in real life would deny that it is certainly time well spent…