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PIAGET

POSSESSION
AN INFINITELY PLAYFUL DESIGN

A watchmaking and jewelry brand imbued with daring, Piaget applied its expert know-how to bring an original concept to life in 1990 – that of a ring turning freely around its companion when caressed between the fingers. This elegantly mastered technical feat marked the starting point for one of the Maison’s starring collections: Possession.

This luxury moving jewel was soon adapted into gold earrings, diamond bracelets and rose gold pendants. Color came to the party, too, through the use of ornamental stones such as onyx, malachite, turquoise, carnelian and lapis lazuli.

Piaget watches and jewellery are available at our Richmond store, located in greater Vancouver.

 

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Color is a fundamental element of the Maison’s creativity. Its unique savoir-faire in materials began to be developed in the early 1960s, with watch dials in striking tones. This skill involves cutting the stones to minute thicknesses, at times less than a millimeter, with each manipulation redoubling previous efforts. 

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Possession benefits from these techniques defined in the brand's DNA, letting loose a palette of rare vivacity. The common denominator in each of the collection’s luxury jewels is gold. It alone evokes the allure of the privileged relation between a gold jewel and its owner.

The turning of the ring is an equally playful and addictive gesture. Piaget succeeded in transferring it to luxury women's watches by imagining a rotating bezel. Depending on the model, whether gem-set or a cuff watch carved from textured Milanese mesh, creating such a bezel represents a veritable tour de force. 

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The bracelets of gold watches also become a canvas for play, decked out in saturated tones full of energy. Interchangeable, they match the moods and watchwords of a liberated collection.

In 2019, Possession luxury watches invested in the realm of High Jewelry with an exceptional piece whose dial and case are entirely diamond-paved and whose bracelet is a known as a “river of diamonds”. Despite the complexity of its structure, housing an impressive number of stones, the latter maintains an astonishing suppleness and clings to the wrist like a second skin. Possession...

It was in La Cote-aux-Fees, a small town in the Swiss part of the Jura, that Georges Edouard Piaget sketched the first strokes of what, decades later, was to become an inimitable signature in the world of luxury and fine watchmaking. In 1874, he started his first workshop on the family farm and committed himself to making high-precision movements that he soon began supplying to the most prestigious brands. The business grew very quickly. Piaget's fame spread far beyond the mountains around Neuchatel, increased by demand from those who already recognized his signature on a movement as a mark of seldom-equalled expertise, and his workshop grew.

 

Georges Edouard's son, Timothee Piaget, took over the business in 1911, displaying the same passion, demand for quality and success as his father. Sound and solid foundations had been laid for Piaget. An enterprising spirit, willingness to take risks and the desire never to rest on its laurels were inscribed on Piaget's DNA.

 

In order to keep pace with its growing success, in 2001 the company opened the new Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget in Plans-les-Ouates, just outside Geneva. Within barely a decade, almost thirty new movements were to be created, including some of the most prestigious horological complications. Meanwhile, jewellery watches were endowed with innovative concepts adding further sparkle to the natural radiance of diamonds.  All these masterpieces are entirely in line with Piaget's inventiveness and emphatically reassert the founder's motto to always do better than necessary. 

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