Since 2012, The Maison Piaget continues its annual Chinese New Year tradition with an enamelled limited edition of its iconic watch, the Altiplano. This year, this exceptional timepiece features the Chinese Zodiac in honour of the Year of The Pig.
Every year, since centuries, the first day of the lunar calendar is celebrated with families and friends who gather for this particular occasion. This time, Piaget will honour the fascinating animal of the Pig. The Pig is one of the most likable signs out there. Pigs are honest, forgiving, good-tempered, cheerful and compassionate. They are widely popular and take great care of friends that they would never betray out of personal interest. They are determined, and when they set a goal in life, they will devote all their energy to achieve it.
The elaborate enamelling process starts by transferring the drawing onto the surface using gold thread fixed into place with a special gum, thus creating miniature partitions or cloisons in which the enamel pigments are delicately placed. The enamel is fired multiple times at over 800°C in the kiln before it can be evened out and finally varnished to give it its ethereal glow. Despite working within the constraints of a watch’s dial, Anita Porchet, our enamelling expert, has mastered this art of excellence in such a way that she is able to play with light and shades. Thanks to this expertise, she creates the most subtle nuances and gives the pig its life-like velvety coat of skin.
The radiant beauty of 78 brilliant-cut diamonds set on the watch’s white gold case frames this precious handcrafted enamel masterpiece, presented with a black alligator leather strap.
Through the virtuoso skills of the métiers d’art and their ancestral techniques, so passionately nurtured by Piaget and Anita Porchet, the pig is immortalized in tribute to the generosity and fortune symbolism of Asian culture.
A lucky & joyful colour to honour new Chinese year
Along with the sign of the Pig, red is the lucky and trendy colour of the year. It is the colour of fire and fervour, it raises the temperature, frees the mind and enlivens conversations. For this new Chinese year, let the festive red Possession collection attract positive energy and bring success to every woman.
With the pink gold and ornamental stone pendant, with open bangle, ring and a bright coloured stone dial watch, Piaget Possession collection celebrates this festive moment in a dazzling explosion of gold, diamonds and ornamental stones.