At the 2014 W & W ‘Watches and Miracles’ Asia Advanced Watch Show, which will debut at the end of September, Piaget will bring the new Emperador Coussin diamond-cut hollow-winding tourbillon watch once again, combining professional production The bold nature of the table and jewellery set with magnificent craftsmanship. This watch breaks the technical conventions and realizes the superb technology unique in the same type of watch: the baguette-cut diamond is set in the movement, and the flying tourbillon is cleverly configured on the ultra-thin design.
Piaget Emperador Coussin diamond-cut hollow-winding tourbillon watch with ultra-thin diamond-set movement showing Piaget’s bold nature
Piaget used the Emperador Coussin diamond-cut hollow self-winding tourbillon watch, re-displayed the brand’s timepieces and jewellery, and reinterpreted these two artistic achievements in a unique way. This watch breaks the technical conventions and realizes the superb technology unique in the same type of watch: the baguette-cut diamond is set in the movement, and the flying tourbillon is cleverly configured on the ultra-thin design. Piaget sublimates the brand’s bold and fearless style, inlaid diamonds on both the front and back of each functional component of the ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon movement 1270D, and shines a brilliant new color on this new unique masterpiece. The new extraordinary watch blooms with noble temperament, the bracelet is set with rectangular cut diamonds, and the grace is gorgeous. It cleverly combines Paris mesh technology and top diamond setting technology.
Piaget has performed time art in a superb and original way since 1874, writing many wonderful chapters in the history of Swiss watchmaking. Several classic watches have been launched, and in the early 1960s, two distinguished titles were established: ultra-thin watch masters in the fine watch industry and top gemstone masters in the fine jewelry industry. Piaget’s watchmaking workshop in La Côte-aux-Fées specializes in developing and manufacturing movements, while the high-end watchmaking factory in Plan-les-Ouates specializes in making jewelry and cases. The exquisite craftsmanship allows Piaget to fully indulge in creativity, to create various precision mechanical treasures with fine gold and diamonds, and has set countless brilliant milestones for the high-end watch industry.
Emperador Coussin skeletonized automatic winding tourbillon watch with skeletonized movement 1270D
In 2005, Piaget launched the first hollow-out movement 600D with diamonds. Today, Piaget has reinvented itself, combining such a superb mechanical movement with a tourbillon device that pays attention to subtle and complex clock technology, and once again broke the ultra-thin record of similar movements with a thickness of only 3.5 mm. After the birth of this pillow-shaped movement, Piaget applied cutout diamond technology to multiple circular movements, including 838D and 1200D. The two movements broke the record of ultra-thin automatic movements and ultra-thin watches in their category with a thickness of only 6.1 mm, which is only 3 mm.
The result of extraordinary design and outstanding creativity
The inlaying of diamonds on the functional components of the ultra-thin hollow movement is an extremely deep and meticulous craftsmanship. Piaget is the only watch factory that can master the middle technology. Today Piaget once again broke through the technical boundaries of this great craftsmanship. With its fearless spirit and extensive and profound skills, it launched the Emperador Coussin diamond-cut hollow-winding tourbillon watch equipped with a skeleton movement 1270D. The movement cleverly surrounds the suspension tourbillon frame and diamond-set automatic rotor with more than 71 rectangular beautiful diamonds (1.1 carats), which make up the bright lucky number ‘8’. The movement is made of 14K gold, and the automatic rotor with pavé diamonds is cast from platinum to enhance the efficiency of rotation. Given the soft nature of platinum, such a unique design makes diamond setting more difficult. Platinum, which is much softer than gold, bends toward the setting tool during the setting process, making the process of adding and setting rectangular diamonds more precise and difficult, especially in the extremely fine space.
On the front and back of the movement, three different gem setting techniques are simultaneously displayed on the functional components on the front and back of the movement. A total of 71 rectangular cut diamonds and 561 round diamonds are set.
The brilliant and elegant streamer of diamonds marks another technical achievement of watchmaking. From making claws to setting diamonds, each process is hand-carved by Piaget’s artisans. Each diamond is re-cut according to the setting position, creating a natural and beautiful light and shadow, and the smooth lines of the watch. Tiancheng. The manufacturing process of the 1270D movement is full of various challenges. In addition to the above-mentioned diamond setting techniques, diamonds are paved on both sides of the table bridge and the main board, creating a precedent for Piaget. The function components on the front and back of the movement are set with 71 rectangular-cut diamonds (about 1.1 carats) and 561 round diamonds (about 1.9 carats). At the same time, three different gem setting techniques are displayed: including using Rail setting with rectangular cut diamonds, grain setting and round-grain setting for round diamonds, making the movement unique The crystallization of art.
Piaget displayed unparalleled superb craftsmanship on the bridge. It was decorated with diamonds on the edge of the table bridge. This is an exquisite workmanship. Only the most experienced craftsmen of the time can complete the ‘stacking’ setting technology. . Piaget pushes the limits of technology even further. Some of the screws of the 1270D movement are inlaid with diamonds. All screws with diamonds have to be specially designed to remain firm while being able to inlaid beautiful diamonds. Piaget’s gem setting artisans are all veteran masters of stone setting. They have excellent technology to challenge the complicated process of setting stones in a 14K gold hollow movement with a thickness of only 5.71 mm. Each movement is the result of 47 hours of hard work by the craftsman. The process is long and meticulous. Each movement of the craftsman is delicate and accurate, and there is no room for error. In order to minimize the error, each component of the movement can be smooth Operation.
Extreme retouching details
The watch witnessed Piaget’s insistence on the brand motto ‘Always do better than required’. Piaget uses a variety of polished finishes as sophisticated as the superb movement components to add glory to the watch. The details of the movement are completely modified by hand, including diamonds on both sides of the main board and the bridge, polished and hand-chamfered with a file, as well as automatic oscillating weights with polished diamonds, solar radiation or mirror polishing, and manual inversion Angle-treated gears, polished polished closed-hole screw posts, polished polished hand-chamfered barrels, and hand-chamfered tourbillon frame bridges carved with a file. These outstanding decorative details perfectly interpret the uniqueness of the 1270 movement. The file is hand-chamfered and polished to witness complex and excellent retouching. Bright polishing, also known as black light or mirror polishing, is one of the highest achievements in watch art. The craftsman polished the surface of the movement components in a circular motion to form a smooth surface without flaws, shining deep in black light.
The manufacturing process of the 1270D movement is full of various challenges. In addition to the above-mentioned diamond-setting techniques, diamonds are paved on both sides of the bridge and the main board, creating a precedent for Piaget.
Dazzling diamond-inlaid movement and case
Piaget devoted itself to designing and manufacturing complex movements, and created a completely integrated case for the movement. In order to continue the tradition of many years, Piaget once again combined the technology of its two major watch factories to create the top movement in the history of the brand in more than three years, showing the perfect technology. La Côte-aux-Fées watchmaker’s watchmaker has spent three years working closely with case developers and gem inlays to condense this skeletonized, self-winding tourbillon movement set with rectangular diamonds. In a pillow-shaped movement measuring just 5.71 mm thick.
In order to create this technological achievement, Piaget remodeled the very representative 1270P self-winding tourbillon movement in 14K gold, and hollowed out the structure of the movement, without fear of the added difficulty for the setting process of functional components. To reproduce the original unique structure of the 1270P movement is a difficult task in the field of fine watchmaking. The front of the movement is transparent with a diamond-set automatic oscillating weight in platinum and a bridge. The tourbillon, minute and second hands are arranged eccentrically. The flying tourbillon with Piaget’s ‘P’ logo is light and delicate, as if floating in the air, dancing at 2 o’clock. The entire tourbillon device consists of 42 parts, including three titanium brackets, and weighs only 0.2 grams. The edge of the tourbillon frame is set with rectangular diamonds, which form a beautiful ‘8’, surrounding the automatic rotor.
Emperador Coussin tourbillon with diamond and skeleton self-winding tourbillon watch is decorated with a total of 2,150 diamonds, elegant and charming design, exudes brilliance, perfectly embodies Piaget’s passion for high-end watches, only one in the world.
The motherboard with pavé diamonds shines through the sapphire crystal case back. The white gold case of the Emperador Coussin watch is stylish and beautiful. It perfectly matches the pillow-shaped radian contour of the 1270D movement, and the surface is set with diamonds, which dazzles the case. In order to echo the unique design of the movement, the case is also a masterpiece of art. The stone setting process takes 136 hours. Paved with no less than 794 diamonds (15.2 carats), which uses rectangular, round and emerald-cut diamonds to dazzle magic on the bezel, side of the case, lugs and crown, and buckle Also embellished with 24 baguette diamonds (1.7 carats).
Gorgeous bracelet is the icing on the cake of this exquisite watch. The bracelet is produced and produced by Piaget Manufacture. It combines the two exquisite craftsmanship of Piaget and combines the Parisian weaving technology and diamond setting technology. Adjusting the mesh belt and creating the appropriate softness for the bracelet is a very difficult technique. Then the surface is covered with rectangular diamonds, which pushes the difficulty to another level. The earl’s jeweller has worked tirelessly to complete this complicated process, perfectly interpreting the beautiful texture of the bracelet, the net weaving and the chain ring swaying. At present, only a few brands in the world still use Parisian weaving technology (also known as high-grade women’s webbing). Piaget has used this unique technique to demonstrate its superb craftsmanship, create a perfect curvature for the bracelet, lean on the wrist, and reduce the gap between precious stones. The various parts of the bracelet are connected by fine gold wires, which are fixed by the exquisite craftsmen and woven into a mesh. To inlay diamonds on a mesh that is already an artistic crystallization, there are numerous difficulties to overcome, so the setting process takes more than 200 hours. The 732 rectangular-cut diamonds (26.1 carats in total) on the magnificent bracelet must be accurately positioned in order to make the surface of the bracelet’s diamond smooth and beautiful, soft and comfortable to the skin, and perfectly implement the Emperador Coussin diamond-cut hollow-winding tourbillon The watch is full of elegant and streamlined design. Such exceptional technology is made by combining watchmaking and jewellery setting in Piaget’s two watch factories in La Côte-aux-Fées and Plan-les-Ouates.