What Makes Piaget Special?

Piaget is a Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller, founded by Georges Piaget in 1874 in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées. Originally a manufacturer of watch movements, it began making its own watches in 1943 and has continued to drive movement innovation throughout the years, especially in creating thinner movements.

History of Piaget

The company started in 1874, when Georges Edouard Piaget built himself a tiny workshop in his natal village, with the brand being trademarked in 1943. Its history of innovation can be seen in the manufacture of its first ultra-thin (2mm) hand-wound mechanical movement - the Calibre 9P - in 1957, and the thinnest automatic mechanical movement in 1960 as the Calibre 12P. It did not take long until the luxury watchmaker started to incorporate precious metals and jewellery in the watches, as Piaget developed watches with dials with precious stones that drew the attention of the public. It continues to do so to this day, with its capitivating skeleton designs, ultra-thin watches and jewellery watches driving continued interest in the brand.

Rarity & Exclusivity of Piaget

The craftsmanship and design of Piaget watches is second-to-none, with watches such as the Emperador Squelette a testament to the time it takes to make a single Piaget watch. Their watches often make use of precious metals and jewels such as gold and diamonds, which epitomise how they make formidable accessories.