THE DIAMOND GAME
At the recent SIHH, Piaget unveiled six new jewellery watches in its Possession collection, brilliantly combining sparkling diamonds, a spirit of fun and timeless elegance.
The jewellery collection, Possession, was created in 1990. A few years later, watches were added to the collection, taking up the rounded, playful spirit of the jewellery. They included all the main time features and were designed for the most refined wrists. And Piaget is continuing the pursuit of elegance this year with six dazzling, new pieces in its famous half-jewellery, half-watchmaking family. There are three new models and three different versions. Colours are combined with shimmering diamonds: a delicious cherry pink, a white, iridescent mother-of-pearl and a warm shade of pink gold.
All the watches are powered by a quartz movement, the calibre 56P, bringing to life the silver or golden baton-shaped hands for the hours and minutes. The pink or white gold cases of the Possession models are crowned with revolving bezels covered in diamonds that are either 29 or 34mm wide.
One of the specialities that has made Piaget’s reputation is the use of colour. These models are no exception, with two dials in flamboyant pink with 11 diamond indices. An alligator leather strap echoes the dynamic colour and rounds off the effect.
The jeweller-watchmaker has stood out from the beginning for its work in jewel-setting and proves it again this time by covering all the dials of these models with 142 or 239 gem stones. One of them comes with a “diamond river” bracelet with a total of 8.87 carats.
The brand’s skills are also visible in the work on metal, handled in a traditional way like a precious fabric. This can be seen in the pink-gold bracelet with a mother-of-pearl dial in the centre.
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By Sharmila Bertin