Piaget Society

Piaget shares its expertise

Piaget supports the development of new talents by sponsoring several watchmaking, jewelry and design schools (such as Ecoles de la Rue du Louvre, HEAD, Creative Academy, Ecoles des Arts Appliqués, CIFOM…).

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bjop schools bachelor students

Following a long-standing partnership over the last 10 years, Piaget is proud to sponsor the first 3 graduating classes the Bachelor of Design Bijou of BJOP Schools (classes 2016, 2017 and 2018). The BJOP Schools, also known under the name of Schools Rue du Louvre prepare students for careers in the jewelry sector.

The Prix Romand Piaget for Best Jeweler and Best Designer is a yearly competition between Jewellery schools in French Switzerland: le Centre de Formation Arts Appliqués de Genève (CFPAA), l'Ecole d'Arts Appliqués de la Chaux-de-Fonds (EAA), l’Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux (ETVJ) and l’Association Romande des Métiers de la Bijouterie (ASMEBI).

This competition is part of the compulsory work in the student 4th year. The best jeweler will be awarded an intership in the Piaget workshops.

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Winner of the Romand Piaget Awards 2016
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For the 4th year, Piaget partners with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) with the PIAGET – HEAD Young Talents Prize. This prize awards the creativity of Design Jewelry, Watches and Accessories Bachelor and Master programs students in the context of two design workshops linked to Piaget DNA. For the 2016 edition, there were watch workshop and jewelry design workshops. The two winners, Lou Chartres with the project “Minorganique” for the Jewelry workshop, and Sandra Garsaud for the Watch workshop received their awards on November 14th, 2016 from Mr. Leopold-Metzger, Piaget CEO, at the Piaget Boutique in Geneva. Both winners are being offered 3 month interships at the Piaget design studio.

Piaget Laureates HEAD 2016
Logo for CIFOM, a watchmaking school

For several years, the Côte-aux-Fées Piaget manufacturing site has been collaborating with the Interregional Training Centre of the Neuchâtel Area Mountains (CIFOM), a school for future watchmakers. The manufacturing plant also welcomes students for an encounter with the Piaget watchmakers and a tour of the workshops.

www.cifom.ch

The logo of the Creative Academy

We collaborate with the Creative Academy, an international design school in Milan, offering young designers specific applied arts courses in the areas of jewelry, watchmaking and accessories.
www.creative-academy.com

 
A Piaget luxury watch during the production process
The mechanism of a Piaget luxury watch
Logo for WOSTEP, the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program

We provide annual financing for the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP).

A Piaget luxury watch during the production process

www.wostep.ch

The logo of the Institute of Swiss Watchmaking

The ever-increasing demand for luxury watches translates into a growing demand for qualified craftsmen and women to service these products. To help meet this demand, the Institute of Swiss Watchmaking was founded in 2008 by Richemont to provide dedicated, career-minded individuals with the education and training to become a part of this exciting profession.

Three schools based in Dallas (NAIOSW - North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking), Hong-Kong (HKIOSW - Hong Kong Institute of Swiss Watchmaking) and Shanghai (CNIOSW – China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking) were opened between 2009 and 2011. These schools prepare students for the internationally recognized WOSTEP certification, a symbol of "Swiss made" excellence in this field.

Piaget’s partnership with the IOSW is a valuable complement to its training policy. The goal is to develop and maintain, on a worldwide basis, a combination of know-how and expertise in the field of high-end watchmaking that will enable the brand to offer its customers high-quality local service.

Students specializing in applied arts dedicated to jewelry and watchmaking

www.iosw.com

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Piaget supports the "Futur en tous genres" days, welcoming each year the children of employees who wish to discover the many professional fields of jewelry and watchmaking. This discovery allows them to broaden their horizons and enables them to think independently about their possible future profession.

Discover watchmaking and fine jewelry at Piaget

www.futurentousgenres.ch