Limelight Gala, when personal success meets timeless love … The ultimate feminity.
The 1960s were pervaded by a resolutely fanciful spirit. Piaget adorned the elegant women of the time with dazzling jewellery watches. The new Limelight Gala Watch collection which was presented for the first time in January 2013 at the SIHH Salon International de la Horlogerie in Geneva and in stores since September, draws a wealth of inspiration from this fascinating period and establishes itself as the new Piaget icon. Entirely in tune with this incomparable aesthetic, sensual curves and precious gem-settings, it reveals a distinctive personality imbued with a sense of glamorous chic. At the crossroads of art, design and jewellery, it whimsically defies the infernal spiral of time.
Brilliant, vibrant and seductive: three adjectives perfectly suited to the new icon by Piaget – The Limelight Gala Watch collection composed of six different types of watches. It releases time from its habitual linearity, instead placing it within an absolutely feminine curve titled “From 6 to 9” which symbolise from 6 am to 9 pm. Its round case is sublimated by two elegantly extended lugs and the voluptuous nature of its silhouette is accentuated by a bezel set with a row of progressively sized brilliant-cut diamonds. Its pure, understated dial radiates an extremely contemporary aura of feminity featuring black Roman numerals matching the refined satin strap.
Limelight Gala – 32 mm, 18K white gold watch.
Case set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.8 cts). Silvered dial with black Roman numerals. Black satin strap with ardillon buckle set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond.
Piaget 690P quartz movement.
Piaget Trade Secret
The creation of the Limelight Gala watch was entirely conducted within the Manufacture Piaget from the initial sketch to the design and right the way through to the shaping and finishing of the case. Only a great fully integrated Manufacture is capable of handling such a mission in-house. Loyal to the very essence of Piaget, all their artisans have honoured the House style with passionate dedication. Witness the originality of the Limelight Gala watch, a subtle heritage from the wild years of the 1960a and an authentic contemporary signature embodying absolute feminity. A watch destined to remain a muse that finds its way smoothly through decades, while leaving ist own indelible imprint on its times.
Piaget Rose ring & earrings with Limelight Gala 32 mm, 18K white gold watch
Limelight Gala – 32 mm
18K white gold watch. Case set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.8 cts). Dial paved with 228 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1 cts), white gold indexes. Bracelet and integrated clasp paved with 451 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 16.4 cts).
Piaget 690P quartz movement.
Diamonds by PIAGET
For almost 140 years, Piaget has had the highest regard for the diamond, that most exclusive of precious stones. Piaget seeks out diamonds which meet the highest colour, carat and clarity standards. Nearly 30,000 carats of precious stones are set each year in our workshops. All diamonds are thoroughly tested according to stringent in-house guidelines. Each precious centre stone is issued with a certificate.
Rare, pure and eternal, diamonds are the ultimate symbol of love. It was in Europe in the 15th century that the romantic tradition of offering a diamond ring as a token of love and commitment was born. In 1477, Princess Marie of Burgundy received this first proof of love from Archduke Maximilian of Austria. She placed the ring on the fourth finger of her left hand as, according to the Egyptian belief in the “vein of love”, the left ring finger is connected to the heart by this vein. Diamonds still symbolise love centuries later.
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