Piaget has emerged as the double award winner in both the Ladies category and Artistic Crafts category at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2023.
With its stunning half-hidden design of gold on one side and sapphire on the other, the aptly-named Hidden Treasures Cuff is an embodiment of what happens when mastery, artistry, creativity and – dare we say – audacity collide.
Inspired by Piaget designs from the 1960s and 1970s, the GPHG winner is bold in every aspect. The devil is in the details: Each line on the cuff is engraved by hand, one line at a time with the tip of a burin, meaning no two pieces of the Hidden Treasure Cuff are the same. A turquoise dial completes the watch, going seamlessly with the sapphires on the frame.
Bold shades of green and blue also come forth in the Métiers D’Art Undulata Watch, winner of the Men’s Artistic Crafts award category.
Miniature marquetry by French artist Rose Saneuil takes centrestage in the timepiece with swirling layers of straw, parchment, sycamore, leather and elytron assembled by hand.
These shapes envelope the hours-minutes counter and the flying tourbillon carriage – both intentionally off-centre – creating a hypnotic yet calming visual that is rounded off with a bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds.
Featuring textures, colours and artistic craftsmanship that go beyond the expected, Piaget’s choice of returning to their roots with the Hidden Treasures Cuff and embracing of the bold with the Métiers D’Art Undulata Watch has truly paid off. One can only look forward to the house’s offerings in the next GPHG.
(All Images: Piaget)
Post source: Prestige Online