Black Tie: The luxury watch for men who can handle complications
The Black Tie watch collection shows Piaget’s love of playing with form, showcasing a wide variety of watch complications in cases shaped like an upside-down barrel, a cushion, or a combination of circular and oval.
Pushing forward the limits of the watch with complications
From the date to the phases of the moon, a second time zone, or a power reserve indicator, complications started off simple before becoming one of the most exclusive areas of the art of watchmaking. Men’s luxury watches have now acquired perpetual calendars, tourbillons and minute repeaters, the better to count down the passing of time on instruments minutely tailored by master watchmakers.
With its constant quest in mind – ‘Always do better than necessary’ – Piaget devises variations on its movements with complications, creating designs that perfectly blend with the lines of the case so they appear to be one unit. The Manufacture watchmakers, always ready to take up a challenge, design movements with complications that simply get slimmer and slimmer. On the skeleton movements, Piaget even goes so far as to set stones into the working parts. The tourbillon watch created by Piaget is the most complex of its type – the flying tourbillon. As if suspended in its cage, it revolves in patterns of incomparable delicacy. Once again, Piaget’s mastery of the ultra-thin movement is established beyond question.