Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber

Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber
The Palace Decoration, a gold crafting know-how extremely Piaget since 1966 combined with the spring technique, an ancient and rarely used know how in jewellery.
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For close to 150 years, Piaget has been the passionate maker of watches and jewels that combine incredible technicity with unbelievable beauty and extravaganza. Every day, in its offices, creative studio, and ateliers, Piaget encourages, celebrates, and revolutionizes craftsmanship and excellence. The Maison’s expertise in gold-crafting, as well as its commitment to this sustainable and luxurious material, makes it a natural embodiment of the Homo Faber motto: “Crafting a More Human Future”.

  • Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber
  • Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber
  • Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber

This year, Homo Faber will showcase over 400 unique works, crafted by 350 designers and artisans from over 30 countries. Through 15 exhibitions, 22 curators and designers and 12 Japanese national living treasures will display their mastery to the public.

Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber

On its stand at the exhibition, conceived by scenographer Judith Clark, Piaget will showcase its expertise in goldsmithing thanks to craftsmen who will demonstrate the art of gold engraving and gold chain making.

  • Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber
  • Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber

Since the Fifties, the Maison has furthered and widened its expertise with gold, using it in watch cases as well as bracelets making, engraving, high jewellery creations, and more. Piaget benefits from having an in-house gold oven and is the only Maison in Geneva capable of practicing and transmitting the art of the chainsmith. Its devotion to crafts, therefore, goes far beyond its reliance on the artisans’ mastery: the Maison Piaget is keen on preserving these unique skills in goldsmithing, notably by training new generations of artisans who pick up gestures passed down through the centuries on the workbench. Throughout the years, Piaget’s workshops have become living conservatories where exceptional pieces are still manufactured, thus preserving the jewellery-chainmaking profession and its incredible skills.

Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber

Contemporary and patrimony pieces will be exposed at the Homo Faber Exhibition to illustrate our gold craftsmanship mastery. The event will take place a few minutes away from the Venice Clock Tower. In the late 1990s, the Maison sponsored the restoration of the Clock Tower’s intricate mechanism, and in 2006, the two Moors that strike the hours at the top of the Tower also benefited from Piaget’s generosity and expertise. Today Piaget continues to finance and support the maintenance and revision services of the mechanism of the Tower Clock and of the Clock in Palazzo Ducale solidifying its long-lasting relationship with Venice.

Piaget’s Gold Expertise at Homo Faber
Re-edition of a vintage piece from the 1970’s, this model enhances Piaget’s unique chain mesh know-how : gold is twisted and knitted by hand as an embroidery by our craftsmen. The refinement is also to be found on the dial which is diamond-paved using a delicate snow-setting technique.

It is with great pride and excitement that we invite you to discover our craftsmanship on our stand at Homo Faber Event.

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About Piaget
Piaget epitomizes daring creativity – a quality that has continued to permeate through the Maison since its beginnings in 1874. From his first workshop in La Côte-aux-Fées, Georges-Edouard Piaget devoted himself to crafting highprecision movements in a feat that formed the very foundations of our pioneering name. In the late 1950s, Piaget unveiled the ultra-thin movements that would later become the Maison’s trademark and the cornerstone of the Altiplano collection. As a true innovator of the watch and jewellery world, Piaget strongly believed in creativity and artistic values.
It is within the walls of our “Ateliers de l’Extraordinaire” where master artisans continue to harness rare skills that have been preserved and perfected from generation to generation, transforming gold, stones and precious gems into dazzling works of art. Through its pursuit of masterful craftsmanship, the Maison has created emblems of daring excellence channeled into its collections including Altiplano, Piaget Polo, Limelight Gala, Possession, Piaget Sunlight, Piaget Rose and Extremely Piaget.

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