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Piaget Limelight Exceptional Pieces, Edition 2009 – Haute Joaillerie Watch Collection

These exceptional Haute Joaillerie models were born in Piaget’s Geneva jewellery atelier, currently the largest of its kind in the area. After thousands of hours of patient, skilled craftsmanship lavished on them by the goldsmiths and gem-setters, the Piaget jewellery dreams spring to vibrant life. While the design of these four Haute Joaillerie creations testifies to the variety of inspiration and the creative independence of the Maison, the techniques employed have followed the same complex path over the past 50 years, entirely dedicated to the relentless pursuit of perfection.
The resolutely round Haute Joaillerie Limelight watch has enjoyed ever-growing success since its creation. Its classic and timeless shape is matched by a contemporary style that keeps its firmly centre-stage. Lit up by 537 diamonds totalling 40 carats, it subtly alternates between brilliant and princess cuts performing a splendid dance that subtly highlights its extreme slenderness. Resembling a gleaming fabric of gold and diamonds, the smoothly-fitting bracelet is in itself a gem-setting and gemmological challenge requiring perfectly calibrated stones able to naturally follow the curve of its tapered profile.

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Limelight Exceptional Piece Ref. G0A29084

Limelight limelight Exceptional Piece Ref. G0A34133
Alongside this stunning model, three new “secret” watches introduced in 2009 conceal the passing of time beneath a gleaming cloak of light. The lines of the first two echo the world of haute couture. Whether in small or large versions, they exude an extraordinary sense of flowing elegance.

Adorned with 250 baguette-cut diamonds in the large version, the bracelet is draped in precious ribbons that seem about to come untied, offering a vivid reminder that Piaget is definitely the jeweller of movement. The asymmetrical design lends a modern touch, reinforced by the cloisonné gem-setting. Simply pressing the gem-set cover reveals a magnificent dial crafted in iridescent marquetry-worked mother-of-pearl and set with round-cut diamonds. Once closed, the watch returns to its role as a full-fledge piece of jewellery in its own right.

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Limelight limelight Exceptional Piece Ref. G0A34133

Limelight Exceptional Piece Ref. G0A34135
The third secret watch stems from an exuberant garden in which nature reigns supreme. The luxuriant diamond vegetation, cleverly blending pear, brilliant and baguette cuts, unfolds its extraordinary radiance on a dainty feminine wrist. Two leaves, each composed of a fabulous marquise-cut diamond conceal a double mystery: at a gentle touch is enough to raise them and reveal a Polynesian mother-of-pearl dial and another all gem-set one. The invisible opening mechanism has a magical quality all its own.

These 76.2 carats of luminous delicately interwoven motifs represent a prodigious feat of custom-made jewellery-making.

Technical details
Limelight Exceptional Piece Ref. G0A34135

 

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