Unusual shapes, vivid colours and rare materials: Piaget showed great creative daring during the 1960s and 70s through its interpretations of the free and non-conformist spirit typical of the era. During these crazy years and thanks to models featuring atypical designs, Piaget became the favourite brand of many celebrities and members of the international jet-set.
Two models symbolising this period brimming with creativity are now being re-edited: the Black Tie vintage inspiration, which we are introducing today, and the traditional oval watch, to be discovered in a couple of day on WorldTempus.
When the cushion-shaped Black Tie watch made its first appearance, the atypical design of its case was a surprise: contrary to the prevailing norms, it was neither round, square nor rectangular – but all three in one. To create its rounded angles, Piaget elicited the exercise of refined goldsmithing on its case featuring superimposed matt and shiny surfaces to create depth effects.
Harking back to the appearance of hard stone dials in the 1960s, the Black Tie vintage inspiration watch was reinvented for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris with three models in the “Extremely Piaget” collection featuring colourful lapis lazuli, jade or hard ruby dials. These three first models are now complemented by a fourth variation graced with polished black onyx giving it a distinctly Black Tie colouring, cleverly playing with vintage codes to create a resolutely contemporary look.
The re-edited version of the Black Tie vintage inspiration watch has been readjusted to reveal a slighter slimmer profile thanks to the use of the automatic Piaget 534P movement. The yellow gold is replaced by white gold to create a striking contrast with the intense blackness of the onyx and thereby accentuate its masculine look. Each and every detail of the watch is meticulously finished, typified by the satin-brushed case-back enriched with the Piaget coat-of-arms and the immediately identifiable lines on the case.