Sparkling Six­ties

Plaza Watch International - - Display Case -

The 1960s is one of the most no­to­ri­ous decades. They have an en­dur­ing fas­ci­na­tion that doesn’t seem to ever get di­luted or fade. Pi­aget are wise to this and, con­sid­er­ing their watches and jew­els adorned the hottest stars of the era, they do well do to em­brace such a brand his­tory.

The new Lime­light Gala col­lec­tion looks firmly to the 60s and the in­spi­ra­tion of the de­sign­ers is clearly ev­i­dent in the aes­thetic of the sen­sual curves. This new watch has a dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter that is im­bued with a sense of glam­orous chic. Pi­aget ex­pects this to be an icon, and you can see why. It’s eye-catch­ing, vi­brant and volup­tuous, with a fin­ish­ing that seals its so­phis­ti­ca­tion. The over­all ap­pear­ance is ac­cen­tu­ated by a bezel that is set with a row of pro­gres­sively sized bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. Some­how the dial man­ages to be un­der­stated in the com­pany of the cir­cle of di­a­monds, but it still ra­di­ates a stylish sense of fem­i­nin­ity, with black Ro­man nu­mer­als match­ing the re­fined satin strap. Pi­aget is ac­claimed around the world and through the decades for their su­perla­tive jew­ellery and watches, and the Lime­light Gala is a fine con­tin­u­a­tion.

The cre­ation of the Lime­light Gala col­lec­tion is en­tirely con­ducted within the Pi­aget Man­u­fac­ture. One hun­dred per cent in-house, the birth of the watch started with ini­tial sketches and pro­gressed to the de­sign through to the shap­ing and fin­ish­ing of the case. Only a fully in­te­grated Man­u­fac­ture is ca­pa­ble of han­dling such a jour­ney in-house. The Lime­light Gala lives up to the Pi­aget motto, ‘Al­ways Bet­ter Than Nec­es­sary’. It does jus­tice to a fine her­itage from the wild years of the 60s, yet man­ages to be an au­then­tic con­tem­po­rary sig­na­ture em­body­ing el­e­gant fem­i­nin­ity.

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