Seeking inspiration this Christmas? Looking for something truly special that your beloved one will always remember? A special piece of jewelry or those one-of-a-kind Altiplano watches by Piaget are a gift that everyone’s guaranteed to love. One detail that makes them so special is the enamel orchid motif on the dial.
The craftsmanship of enamelling is difficult to master, and the artisans possessing such skills are an increasingly rare breed. With precision and technique, successive layers of crushed raw enamel are applied and baked, increasing both the intensity and the purity of the colours. Although a highly risky process, after over 20 separate firings in an oven, the enamel image is set forever, and its colours retain their radiance down through the ages.
See for yourself the one-of-a-kind works of art of the enamel specialist combined with those of the Piaget watchmakers:
Piaget Altiplano watch, 38 mm. Case in 18K white gold set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.7 ct.). Dial in enamel orchid motif. Manufacture Piaget 430P ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical movement. Unique piece.
As those beauties are unique pieces and boutique exclusives, you will have to visit the Piaget store nearest to you to explore them. For a store locator, please click here.
For my Zurich based readers, I recommend a visit to the new store on Bahnhofstr. 38. that opened its doors last Thursday. Please see photos below.
Photos: Courtesy of Piaget