Piaget launches the Couture Precieuse collection
November 24, 2012: Developed and crafted in-house, the new Couture Précieuse collection by Piaget pays homage to feminine beauty.
The jewellery sets borrow from the field of corsets and ribbons and accentuates shapes to perfection. A lace-inspired necklace enhances the exquisitely rounded curve of a neckline. The enchanting 5-carat pear-shaped diamond naturally draws all eyes to its dazzling brilliance. The delicate strap-inspired watch features alternating brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds adorning the case and bracelet. The corset-inspired cuff watch in white gold and diamonds sculpts the wrist like a wasp waist.
The assembly technique used by Piaget enables it to create models that exalt the beauty of feminine curves. Once the model has been designed and painted in gouache by the designers, the volume and structure of the necklace are carefully studied so as to achieve the necessary suppleness. The links individually cut from a gold “ribbon” are then assembled prior to setting. Equally spectacular when viewed from either side, this model features a clasp hidden inside a discreet pushbutton that makes it completely invisible.
A sumptuous necklace embroidered with gold filaments and diamonds is equally seductive. Its structure makes it look like lace. This centrepiece of the collection is made in the same way as an haute couture dress, on the bias and finished with a smooth cut, which took more than 800 hours of work to create. The earrings and the ring completing the set are simply stunning, with gold links built around an Asscher-cut diamond and a rose-cut diamond.
The absolute star of the show is the necklace inspired by a traditional fan. The contrast between a delicate central rubellite motif and the finely fashioned net motif on the fan creates a transparent play on light and shade. Each of the fan sections were separately crafted, looking as if ready to open and close with the next passing breeze.
A re-edition of a vintage 1970s model, the cuff-watch is inspired by knit dresses. Gold is hand twisted, knit and formed into a mesh entirely by hand, much like the work of a fashion couturier. Piaget artisans, after patiently fitting each gold link on very tiny pins, give rise to these wonderfully supple and unique gold fabrics. It is a real nod to Piaget’s of the 1970s.
Available at: The Piaget Boutique, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi & The Oberoi, Nariman Point , Mumbai