Opulence
Piaget updates the ancient craft of gold lacework
By Evanna Ramly | 17 Mar 2017 00:30
Cuff watch with lace gold
Through the years, Piaget’s famed jewellery icon, the rose, has bloomed across its exquisite collections. In 2017, the Swiss maison continues to honour its heritage and inspiration with artisan collaborations on exclusive timepieces that push the boundaries of craftsmanship.

“When it comes to métiers d’art, we work with independent artisans who have their own creative feel, knowledge and expertise to come up with one-of-a-kind pieces,” says Sandrine Deperrois, watch marketing manager at Piaget. “When you discover a piece like that, you have this wow effect — it’s like creative emotion, discovering a piece of art.”
Take for instance, the stunning Gold Lacework Altiplano Double Jeu and the monumental High Jewellery Cuff Watch, both of which mark the very first time Piaget has worked with lace made of gold.

Behind these delicate models is self-taught French artisan Sara Bran. A laureate of the Talent de la Rareté competition at the 2015 Sommet du Luxe et de la Création, Bran is the only artisan who specialises in lacework crafted from incredibly thin plates of precious gold.