It is recognisable at first glance by its round case enhanced by two dainty elongated asymmetrical lugs, its voluptuous curves highlighted by a bezel set with gently graded round diamonds, as well as its pure dial gracefully punctuated by slender Roman numerals. And if by chance there were to be any lingering doubts as to its identity, they are unequivocally dispelled by its gold bracelet. An authentic contemporary signature, the Limelight Gala is the epitome of absolute femininity according to Piaget: inherently elegant and supremely sensual.
A stunning Piaget creation
Born in the 1970s, a period pervaded by freedom, boldness and extravagance, the Limelight Gala bears eloquent testimony – alongside cuff-watches and sautoir-necklace models – to the inimitable Piaget style based on a powerful design vocabulary that appealed to the jet-set and countless celebrities of the time. Buoyed by the boundless creativity of the Maison, it symbolises immutable feminine elegance, while also asserting Piaget’s desire to create watches entirely dedicated to women. Everything is about aesthetics, balance, proportions, and details. Revisited for the first time in 2013 on a satin strap, it now appears in an exclusively gold-clad version featuring a Milanese mesh strap complementing its generous curves.
Alternately sculpted or fashioned like a fabric so as to create infinitely fluid, supple bracelets, gold is the ultimate material for Piaget that has made it a signature characteristic. As part of an ongoing quest for excellence pursued under the aegis of Gérald and Valentin representing the third Piaget generation, the decision was taken in 1957 to produce only watches made of precious metals – polished or gem-set gold or platinum – in order to ensure that the exterior was on a par with its movements. This inimitable identity based on crafting gold using a variety of sophisticated techniques has been consistently reaffirmed through the collections displaying unique mastery and meticulous expertise.
From timepiece to jewellery
Seamlessly integrated within the case and meticulously adjusted, the Milanese mesh bracelet makes a perfect match with the bezel and its diamond-set elongated asymmetrical lugs. Like an obvious, natural extension of its nature. The superbly supple and silky noble material flows and shimmers over the skin, while the intrinsic wearer comfort reflecting the superlative standards of the Maison is as exceptional as ever. At Piaget, the ideal of devoting close attention to every detail is a consistent reality, while exquisite finishes admirably showcase its distinctive skills and commitment to perfection, exemplified by a sliding buckle that is as easy to handle as a pin buckle enables the wearer to adjust the bracelet for a perfect fit. Embodying the promise of an art of living that exceeds every expectation, the singular and timeless Limelight Gala version 2016 sets the crowning touch to today’s urban woman for whom glamour is an integral part of daily living. With her in mind, Piaget makes every moment an enchanted occasion for wonderment.
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