Piaget - Altiplano Cadran Broderie watches

Piaget presents its new Altiplano Cadran Broderie distinguished by the famous Yves Piaget rose embroidered on the dial. For its creation, the House has enlisted the invaluable help of some master craftsmen not widely known in the watchmaking industry: the gold thread embroiderers. The process begins with the silk, which is stretched and fixed to a support and on which the artist traces the lines of the design with pumice powder. The first faint lines of the outline of the rose thus begin to appear on the fabric. The master embroiderer then proceeds to work using his working tool, the needle. In order to give the work a sense of fullness and depth, Piaget chose a specific thread known as 'jaseron', composed of a precious, thin and delicate filament of gold wrapped around itself that is embroidered onto the silk, millimetre by millimetre. It takes six hours of work on the part of the embroiderer who, throughout the creative process, puts in meticulous attention and precision, incredible dexterity and a good dose of patience. The Altiplano model, in a limited edition of just eight pieces, has a 38 millimetre diameter white gold case set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.7 carats). The watch has an ultra-thin Piaget 430P manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding and is offered with a black satin strap fastened with a white gold pin buckle.