When life gives you limes, make a margarita—or if you’re Piaget, a tippler’s toothsome timepiece.
Perfect stones stand in for mint leaves (emeralds), sprinkled sugar (diamonds paved mounting), ice cubes (rough diamonds), or slices of lime (sculpted peridot) in Piaget’s “Festive Sharing” high jewelry watch.
Piaget (piaget.com) has released yet another jaw-dropping series that is all of the buzz in the watch realm. Meet the Solstice collection—the playful, dazzling second installment in its line.
Exceptional in both beauty and craft smanship, the watches in Solstice radiate luxury on every wrist they’re placed on. The brainchild of the world’s premier enameler Anita Porchet and the Dutch master engraver Dick Steenman, the duo let their imagination run free when designing these pristine Piaget pieces.
Porchet and Steenman put their highly esteemed taste to the test, embedding opulence into the configuration and appearance of the swoonworthy wristwatches in the collection, all of which have a limited-edition count of eight pieces.
It must have been 5 o’clock somewhere when the enamel experts designed the Joyful Sharing timepiece—on a bed of sculpted mother-of-pearl, Steenman’s engraved stones mimic a cocktail glass, while Porchet’s dazzling mint leaves and ice cubes reminded wrists of the celebratory clink. To adapt to the dial’s limited thickness, the rest of the champleve and paillonne enamel elements were heightened so that the design matched the dial.
Next-level craft smanship is on full display in Piaget’s masterful mix of stone cutting and enamel work.
Dazzling to the eye while keeping good time, the Gleaming Savor and Festive Sharing watches come with an alligator leather strap to ensure a firm and fierce grip. While both intricate pieces are set with diamonds and powered by an ultrathin handwound mechanical movement, the Gleaming Savor is lined with sycamore wood, straw and an elytron marquetry dial by Rose Saneuil. The Festive Sharing piece—a fan favorite—has a 36 mm diameter, set in both yellow and white gold.
Once again proving that no project is too intricate for Piaget, the gems and timepieces in this collection are simply legendary.