Piaget Limelight Stella
Bridging the binary between the maison’s expertise in fine jewellery and watchmaking, and emerging as the brand’s first complication timepiece developed for the feminine wrist is Piaget’s Limelight Stella. This significant novelty comes armed with a new self-winding movement, the Calibre 584P produced entirely in-house with the provision of a 42-hour power reserve. It also boasts a remarkable degree of precision, requiring a one-day correction only after 122 years.
Presented in a 36mm gold case, the glamorously elegant timepiece features a striking moonphase display with craters and constellations that hang in the night sky in a fan-shaped aperture – a complication as technical as it is fantastical. It is further underlined by a subtle wave of diamonds. A sublime detail to note it’s that the case is round while the dial is oval, illuminated by two rows of diamonds that converge into one at the top and bottom of the bezel.
Yet for those who long for more statement-making sophistication, the Limelight Stella is also optioned in two Haute Joaillerie permutations measuring 39mm in diameter. It is profiled in a white gold case enlivened by a highly complex gemsetting that demands two different techniques: rail and progressive setting for the baguette-cut diamonds which fit neatly with its round and oval profile. It is also fitted with a supple bracelet set with baguette-cut diamonds providing a virtuoso demonstration of the art of Parisian mesh technique and supreme gemsetting mastery. It is powered by the caliber 580P which makes it a veritable two-hander, giving pride of place to the stunning work of the jeweller.
Piaget Limelight Gala Milanese
Piaget also introduces a new version of its Limelight Gala, featuring a profile the maison revisited for the first time in 2013; a round case enhanced by two dainty elongated asymmetrical lugs. The Limelight Gala was originally produced in the 1970s alongside the Piaget’s now-iconic cuff watches and sautoir-necklace models. It is certainly a watch with a solid foundational design vocabulary. This time, the new modern-day signature comes clad in gold along with an 18k gold Milanese mesh strap seamlessly integrated within the case. The 32mm case is festooned with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds while the dial features gold-toned numerals. It is powered by a fine quartz caliber 690P.