The history of the legendary brand begins with the opening of a small watch workshop by Georges Piaget in 1874. Impeccable and high-precision mechanisms were then created on a family farm and supplied to famous watch brands. A solid foundation for the success of the Swiss Piaget manufactory was laid by the son of J. Piaget, Timothée Piaget. And in 1943, the company registered its own trademark.
It became possible to gain international recognition and expand the boundaries of geography thanks to the great enthusiasm and work of the great-grandchildren of the founder of the brand. So, Piaget is building a new manufactory, the distinctive feature of which is innovative developments in the field of ultrathin mechanisms. The beginning of this was the release of the 9P mechanism with manual winding and a height of only 2 mm.
A revolutionary breakthrough in the creation of an ultra—thin format is not the only achievement of the company. In the sixties, the brand acquired several gold processing workshops in Geneva. The company produces original models of watches, the dials of which are decorated with turquoise, lapis lazuli, onyx and other stones. Such a novelty was also produced in the form of cufflinks, coins and pendants, which further enhanced the effect of attractiveness to the brand.
The popularity of the company, acquired over the years, required the opening of another watch house in 2001. Masterpieces from watchmakers and jewelers are created at the full-cycle production in Plan-les-Wat. Since 2017, Shabi Nuri has been engaged in the development of the brand, she manages not only to maintain centuries-old traditions, but also to maintain authority in authentic watchmaking and jewelry.
It took 2 years to create the most expensive Phoebus watches in the history of the brand, using 154 grams of platinum, it took 297 diamonds, the total weight of which was 3.85 carats and three and a half million Swiss francs.
The masters of the company managed to set a double record by placing the thinnest mechanism in the world in the thinnest watch case. With a case diameter of 43 mm, the thickness of the Altiplano Automatic model was 5.25 mm.
Since the brand's existence, more than 30 complicated mechanisms have appeared, among them the perpetual calendar, the flyback chronograph with the option of a second time zone.
Creation of a thin automatic minute repeater (4.8 mm), providing exceptional sound. It takes 10 days to assemble one mechanism.
Piaget manufactory is recognized as an expert in the field of inlay, as well as stone processing and the use of several enamel techniques.