Piaget Limelight Gala Precious – novelties at Watches & Wonders 2021

Piaget Limelight Gala
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– women who are creative, inspiring, empowering, and independent. It was first unveiled in the seventies with a now-iconic design incorporating sensual lines, a cambered case, and asymmetrical lugs. Almost half a century later and the Piaget Limelight Gala Precious continues to turn heads with its perfectly integrated gold case and bracelet, and lugs adorned with exquisite gemstones.

Piaget Limelight Gala

The name of the collection was inspired by the Piaget Society and its fabulous parties with film stars, artists, clients, and friends of the Maison who shared a certain art de vivre. Celebrities such as Salvador Dali, Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Cary Grant, and Sami Davis Jr., would join Piaget for these unforgettable moments together. In a tribute to the Limelight Gala and its illustrious history, Piaget is presenting six new limited editions for Watches & Wonders 2021.

The name of the collection was inspired by the Piaget Society and its fabulous parties with film stars, artists, clients, and friends of the Maison who shared a certain art de vivre. Celebrities such as Salvador Dali, Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Cary Grant, and Sami Davis Jr., would join Piaget for these unforgettable moments together. In a tribute to the Limelight Gala and its illustrious history, Piaget is presenting six new limited editions for Watches & Wonders 2021.

Limelight Gala Precious Limited Editions

Three delightful new coloured Limelight Gala Precious timepieces are being presented in blue, yellow, and pink. The three colours follow the course of the sun throughout the day, with blue for the morning sky, yellow representing the sun at its zenith, and pink depicting the glow of the setting sun.
Each model is adorned with a flowing gradient of coloured sapphires and diamonds that start in intense hues around the bezel and gently lighten as they reach the tips of the lugs.

Finding the exact shade and size of sapphire is an art in itself as Piaget’s gemmologists sift through countless stones to be able to create a seamless swirl of colour with the perfect transition from gemstone to gemstone.
Each model is powered by the automatic movement, Piaget’s Calibre 501P1

Limelight Gala Precious Sunrise
The 18K white gold bracelet is also a work of art in itself thanks to its incredible suppleness and Palace Decor that is one of the Maison’s signature motifs. It takes one of Piaget’s artisans over eight hours to complete one bracelet.

Limelight Gala Precious Sunrise

The Limelight Gala Precious Sunrise comes in a 32mm 18K white gold case and bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx.  4.70 cts.) and 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.90 ct.) that evoke the bright blue colour of a sunny morning sky. The dial is created with a snow setting of diamonds (289 in total, with approx. 1.76 cts.) that magnifies the reflections and refractions of light thanks to a glorious mix of different-sized gemstones.

Limelight Gala Precious Zenith
The brightness of the sun as it reaches its zenith comes to life in Piaget’s Limelight Gala Precious Zenith. An array of yellow sapphires and diamonds evoke all the dazzle and splendour from the midday sun.

Limelight Gala Precious Zenith

Housed in a 32mm 18K white gold case, a gradient of sunny yellow gemstones circles the bezel with 32 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires (approx. 4.70 cts.) transitioning to 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.90 ct.), starting with the deepest yellow in the centre and radiating out along the lugs.

The dial features a snow setting of diamonds for maximum sparkle (289 in total, with approx. 1.76 cts.) and a high jewellery bracelet continues the colour scheme in a river of diamonds and yellow sapphires that are set in such a way that the bracelet feels like a second skin on the wrist. The bracelet includes 124 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires (approx. 4.58 cts.) and 276 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 9.95 cts.).

Limelight Gala High Jewellery Black Opal
Piaget’s Limelight Gala High Jewellery Black Opal has to be seen to be believed! This exquisite high-jewellery wristwatch features a rare black opal dial from Australia. One of Yves Piaget’s favourite ornamental stones, the black opal offers a unique crystallographic pattern creating glorious blue and green hues that change with the light and vividly illustrate the richness of the earth.

Limelight Gala High Jewellery Black Opal

The sensual curves of the Limelight Gala are accentuated by a row of 91 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 5.28 cts.) that circle the bezel, lugs, and bracelet. Piaget has added a spectacular row of 83 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. TBC) to this line of sparkling diamonds, creating a sense of movement across the timepiece, and bringing out the deep green hues of the opal dial.

Limelight gala

The marquise cut was named after the French Marquise de Pompadour for whom Louis XV had created a specific gem-cut in the shape of her lips. Since the 1960s, Piaget has often worked with this feminine and sensual cut to accentuate the femininity of its creations. Each marquise-cut gemstone is held in place by a delicate claw-setting that testifies to Piaget’s extraordinary high-jewellery expertise. The timepiece is powered by the Maison’s 56P quartz movement.

Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow
For the very first time in its history, Piaget has created a rainbow setting with a spectacular array of green tsavorites and coloured sapphires that range from red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo and violet, taking centre stage around the bezel and on the lugs.

Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow

Sourcing progressively-sized, coloured gemstones of this calibre is extremely challenging. Piaget’s gemmologists searched long and hard for the exact colours, carat, cut, and clarity, explaining why the series is numbered and limited.

Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow

The setting of this piece also demanded particular patience and expertise from the Maison’s gem-setters who needed to create the perfect colour and size transition from one gemstone to the next using an intricate technique called “Sertie Descendu” that magnifies the brilliance of each gemstone.

The name of the collection was inspired by the Piaget Society and its fabulous parties with film stars, artists, clients, and friends of the Maison who shared a certain art de vivre. Celebrities such as Salvador Dali, Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Cary Grant, and Sami Davis Jr., would join Piaget for these unforgettable moments together. In a tribute to the Limelight Gala and its illustrious history, Piaget is presenting six new limited editions for Watches & Wonders 2021.

The automatic Limelight Gala 18K rose gold comes in a 32mm case, with a matching dial and the bracelet that have both been decorated with Piaget’s signature Palace decoration. This timepiece is the perfect fusion of the Maison’s expertise in watchmaking, goldsmithing and gem-setting.

Limelight Gala

Piaget is one of the few remaining Maisons that has the savoir-faire to craft hand-made gold bracelets. The work of a chainsmith is similar to that of a Haute-Couture dressmaker. The artisan will start with hundreds of gold links, which will be tightly assembled. The next step is the soldering of the countless miniature links that will result in a bracelet of remarkable suppleness. Only a few artisans, who work in Piaget’s “Atelier de l’Extraordinaire”, have the expertise to hand-engrave this pattern. The decoration alone took two hours to complete on the dial and eight hours to finish across the bracelet.

Palace décor

This rare traditional craft started in the 1960s and became hugely popular thanks to Piaget’s bold creations. Mainly inspired by nature, Piaget has used over one hundred different life-like motifs to adorn its hand-made gold bracelets, such as leather design, ocean waves, frost, flowers, foliage, bark, snake scales and many more.

Limelight Gala Mother-of-Pearl Palace

Limelight Gala Mother-of-Pearl Palace

The Limelight Gala Mother-of-Pearl Palace timepiece is housed in a 26 mm 18K rose gold case adorned with the finest quality diamonds and features a mother-of-pearl dial that has been delicately engraved with the same Palace Decor motifs. As the engraving is done by hand, each dial is unique. This Limelight Gala model is limited to 300 pieces and comes on a white alligator strap.

Piaget Limelight Gala Technical Specifications

Limelight Gala Precious Sunrise G 0 A 46183

Limelight Gala Precious Sunrise G0A46183

– Diameter 32 mm
– Watch in 18 K white gold
– Bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx 4.70 cts and 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0 90 ct
– Snow set dial paved with 289 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 1.76 cts)
– Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement 501 P 1
– Functions hours and minutes
– Sapphire case back
– 18 K white gold bracelet engraved with Palace Décor and with integrated scale clasp
– Limited to 18 pieces

Limelight Gala Precious Zenith G 0 A 46189

Limelight Gala Precious Zenith G0A46189

– Diameter 32 mm
– Watch in 18 K white gold
– Bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires (approx 4.70 cts and 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.90 ct)
– Snow set dial paved with 289 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 1 76 cts
– Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement 501 P 1
– Functions hours and minutes
– Sapphire case back
– 18 K white gold bracelet set with 124 brilliant-cut yellow and sapphires (approx 4.58 cts and 276 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 9.95 cts)
– Limited to 8 pieces

Limelight Gala Precious Sunset G 0 A 46182

Limelight Gala Precious Sunset G0A46182

– Diameter 32 mm
– Watch in 18 K rose gold
– Bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut pink sapphires (approx 4.70 cts and 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.90 ct)
– White Mother of Pearl dial
– Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement 501 P 1
– Functions hours and minutes
– Sapphire case back
– White satin strap with an 18 K rose gold ardillon buckle, set with 15 brilliant-cut diamond (approx 0.06 ct )
– Limited to 50 pieces

Limelight Gala High Jewellery Black Opal

Limelight Gala High Jewellery G0A46172

– Diameter 36 x 28 mm
– Watch in 18 K white gold
– Bezel, lugs and bracelet set with one row of 83 marquise-cut emeralds (approx 8.18 cts and one row of 91 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 5.25 cts)
– Dial with black opal from Australia
– Piaget manufacture quartz movement (56 P)
– Functions hours and minutes

Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow G 0 A 46188

Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow G0A 46188

– Diameter 32 mm
– Watch in 18 K rose gold
– Bezel set with 5 brilliant-cut green tsavorites (approx 0.91 ct) and 37 brilliant-cut coloured sapphires ranging from red to orange, yellow, blue, indigo and violet (approx 7.90 cts)
– 18 K rose gold dial engraved with Palace Décor
– Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement 501 P 1
– Functions hours and minutes
– Sapphire case back
– 18 K rose gold bracelet engraved with Palace Décor and with integrated scale clasp
– Numbered edition

Limelight Gala Mother of Pearl Palace G0A46151

Limelight Gala Mother of Pearl Palace G0A46151

– Diameter 26 mm
– Watch in 18 K rose gold
– Bezel set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.92 ct)
– Hand engraved mother of pearl dial with Palace Décor
– Piaget manufacture quartz movement (59 P)
– Functions hours and minutes
– White alligator strap with an 18 K rose gold ardillon buckle, set with one brilliant-cut diamond (approx 0.01 ct)
– Limited to 300 pieces

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