Piaget is following a new trend in watchmaking. Instead of using fancy metallurgy and cutting edge designs they are opting for a more natural approach with their Hard Stone Dial Edition watches. They are using unique and natural stones to create simple watch faces that are sure to stun jewelry lovers and collectors alike.
Piaget is of course known for their thin watches. Their use of hard stones dates back to the 1960’s, which is another trend we’re seeing in the watchmaking world. Companies are going back to their older, more retro models and reviving them. Don’t let the simple look of the hard stone watches fool you. They are just as, if not more complex to create because if the fragility of the stones. Piaget also faced the challenge of fitting this natural stone into their ultra-thin brand. The natural stones easily shatter which makes shaping them challenging for artisans.
There are a total of six models available in the Hard Stone Dial collection. Two of the most exciting are the Lapis Lazuli and Malachite dial editions. Both are 38mm across and are powered by the 430P Calibre. They stay true to Piaget’s famous reputation for making thin watches and measure in at just 2.1 mm thick. Other color options that are available are ruby, jade, turquoise, and opal. These will be available in 24 mm or 34 mm cases and are powered by quartz. If you love the beauty of natural stone and are looking for a timeless watch that is comfortable and stylish, check out Piaget’s Altiplano Hard Stone Dial Edition collection.