The history of the Piaget House goes back to 1874 when Georges-Edouard Piaget established his first workshop, at La Côte-aux-Fées, for the manufacture of pocket watches and movements. La Côte-aux-Fées is a tiny village in the Swiss Jura mountains, situated at an altitude of more than 1000 meters. This is where the foundation for what would one day become an imitable signature of luxury watches and jewelry manufacturing was laid. Georges-Edouard’s ardent interest in watchmaking techniques resulted in his promptly discovering all the intricacies of the trade.
Piaget’s outstanding craftsmanship soon acquired recognition and prominent Swiss brands were quick to place their orders. In 1911, Georges-Edouard’s son,Timothée Piaget, took control of the company; transforming it from a manufacturer of watch mechanisms to a creator of high-end wristwatches and pocket watches. This development was maintained and further enhanced by the third Piaget generation of Gérald and Valentin; the brand becoming a registered trademark by 1943. A couple of years later, a bigger manufacturing facility was set-up in La Côte-aux-Fées for the maintenance of the House’s increasing production.
From the designing to the final watch product, the Piaget engineering staff make use of modern technology while still adhering to traditional watchmaking techniques. Each model emphasizes outstanding technical skills combined with a timeless design suiting the demands of complex watch clientele. Piaget timepieces are famed for being ultra-thin despite the brand’s making all types of manual and automatic mechanisms.
Valentin Piaget moved further in the field of ultra-thin; making it the brand’s signature. In 1957, the mechanical hand-wound 9P caliber acquired a sensational success at the Basel Fair. In 1960, Piaget was able to launch the world’s thinnest automatic movement, the 12P. These movements led to Piaget becoming the preferred brand for sophisticated men’s watches.
In addition, the brand creates fine jewelry. The craftsman team of gemologists and jewelers all work together to create magnificent ornaments. Each and every ornament is a testament of the fine materials, the drawing accuracy, and the delicate finishing administered by the talented craftsmen.
Discover watches and jewelry by Piaget at Miller
Over time, Piaget has gained the interest of renowned personalities like Jacqueline Kennedy, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor. The Miller House is pleased to offer pre-owned Piaget watches and jewelry, as part of its collection, at reasonable prices. All the masterpieces of this famous brand are thoroughly checked and authenticated by our specialists. You will undoubtedly find them to be irresistible!
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