Complications chez Piaget in 2009

January 2009

The new year at Piaget will see yet another proprietary movement added to its already impressive collection.


With almost a score of exclusive mechanical movements created within the last decade, Piaget is substantiating its ambitious development programme as a manufacture.
Today, each and every timepiece that emerges from the Piaget ateliers is equipped with an in-house movement designed and developed within this genuine manufacture.
The Emperador Coussin Moon Phase is yet another fine example of the technical and creative prowess of the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget. One of the more symbolic horological complications, the moon phase not only offers a mechanical watchmaking complication indicative of the current lunar situation, but also a romantic glimpse of a far-off heavenly body that we perceive and admire on an almost daily basis.
This particular cushion-shaped watch is generously proportioned (46.5 mm diameter) with a broad moon phase aperture in which appears a gold plate representing an oversized moon with reflections symbolising moon craters. The moon phase indication is provided by a mobile mask that gradually reveals the white gold moon disc, before obscuring it again in keeping with the actual moon phases. This form of representation reproduces the natural interplay of the sun and the earth in relation to the moon.
In short, poetry in motion in a cushion-shaped timepiece.

Source: Europa Star December-January 2009 Magazine Issue