A Piaget luxury watch with gold bracelet is regarded as a work of art. As in the case, for example, of the Piaget Polo collection, ancestral expertise is combined with digital technology. Finishes are hand-crafted in every last detail, elegantly alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces. The craftsman’s touch is always given priority, whoever the original architect of the bracelet, so as to offer the wearer perfect suppleness and comfort. Each model so perfectly matches the form of the wrist that it seems to have been made to measure. Piaget takes care to update its equipment while preserving traditional methods and the production secrets that constitute the very soul of the Manufacture. High-tech devices are found side by side with traditional wooden buffs. Links, gadroons and miniature shafts are carved out of the gold, one by one. The way they are merged with the case is subtly studied to guarantee both comfort and visual harmony. The suppleness of Piaget gold bracelets depends on the great complexity of both their structure and the techniques used to produce them. Whether they feature original link designs with subtly alternating forms, or articulations incorporating smoothly crafted shafts, all our bracelets benefit from the unique expertise that the Manufacture Piaget has preserved and developed for generations, and which enables its workshops to continue to draw on the talents of crafts that elsewhere have all but disappeared.
It was in La Côte-aux-Fées, a small village in the Swiss part of the Jura, that Georges Édouard Piaget sketched the first strokes of what, decades later, was to become an inimitable signature in the world of luxury and fine watchmaking. In 1874, he started his first workshop on the family farm and devoted himself to making high-precision movements that he soon began supplying to the most prestigious brands. The business developed very quickly. Piaget’s fame spread far beyond the crests of the mountains around Neuchâtel, increased by demand from those who already recognized his signature on a movement as a mark of seldom-equaled expertise, and his workshop grew.
An enterprising spirit, willingness to take risks and the desire never to rest on its laurels were indelibly inscribed on Piaget’s DNA, which is why in 1943 the company made a decision that was crucial to its future by registering the brand. From then on, the movement Manufacture from La Côte-aux-Fées produced watches signed by and sold under its own name, created with the same close attention to esthetics and technical performance. This rebirth can be ascribed to Gérald and Valentin Piaget, the founder’s grandsons. They also started the brand’s geographic expansion and worked to increase its international recognition.