Piaget, renowned for its innovative jewelry and watches, has once again captivated us with its mastery of haute horology and haute joaillerie. The all-new, expansive Metaphoria line showcases a remarkable assortment of timepieces and jewelry that draws inspiration from nature, transcending the mere replication of waterfalls and gardens.
Building upon its decades-long legacy of creating exquisite jewelry, Piaget introduces 52 artfully crafted pieces in the Metaphoria collection. This offering includes 11 watches and 41 jewelry pieces, making it one of the brand’s most prolific high jewelry unveilings in recent years.
One of the most captivating wristwatches is the Undulata wristwatch, featuring a 41mm white gold case with an offset dial and an open aperture that reveals the mesmerizing extra-thin mechanical flying tourbillon escapement in the Caliber 670P. The dial boasts an undulating wave pattern crafted from unique materials such as sycamore wood, straw, leather, parchment, and elytra. Created by Rose Saneuil, the dial is complemented by a diamond-set bezel, and only eight of these watches will be available.
A standout in the collection is the Adrivea ring watch, a true masterpiece of high jewelry. Adorned with a captivating 10.88-carat aquamarine cabochon at its center, this ring reveals a hidden watch dial beneath it. The dial and bezel are meticulously set with diamonds, while the shank of the ring features a brilliant arrangement of diamonds and blue sapphires.
Among the dramatic timepieces is the Alata sculpted bangle bracelet watch. This stunning piece features gold and mother-of-pearl leaves interspersed with diamond-set leaves, forming a spectacular bangle bracelet with a central watch dial. The hand-worked gold leaves create a ripple effect, while the outer bezel of the dial boasts the same pattern. The center of the dial is adorned with diamonds, and the Alata suite also includes an earcuff and a necklace.
Another highlight is the Foliatura bangle watch, an enchanting creation in white gold, diamonds, and emeralds that emulates the lush green foliage found in gardens. The bangle showcases diamond-studded chrysoprase leaves, with a magnificent 6.59-carat cushion-cut Colombian emerald stealing the spotlight on one side. On the other side, a diamond-set watch dial allows the wearer to showcase either side of the bangle.
The Alitura wristwatch, crafted from 18-karat white gold, showcases a mosaic dial composed of black opal, sodalite, lavender chalcedony, pietersite, and a diamond-set section, creating a visually dramatic appeal. Powered by an ultra-thin hand-wound movement, this 36mm watch is finished with a blue alligator strap, and only eight pieces will be produced.
It’s worth noting that all the wearable works of art in the Metaphoria collection are either one-of-a-kind or produced in incredibly limited editions, adding to their exclusivity and desirability. Piaget once again demonstrates its mastery in combining nature-inspired aesthetics with exceptional craftsmanship, offering a collection that is sure to leave admirers green (or blue) with envy.