Piaget continues their Chinese Zodiac series for the Year of the Tiger 2022, with a new métiers d’art piece with grand feu enamel cloisonné by Anita Porchet. Limited Edition of 38 pieces.
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This is a part of the continuing series from Piaget to release Chinese zodiac based métiers d’art works for the year’s Chinese New Year Celebrations. For the 2020 cycle, this new Year of the Tiger begins on February 1, 2022.
Piaget Altiplano Chinese New Year of the Tiger 2022 Ref. G0A46540
Retail price for the Piaget Altiplano Year of the Tiger is SGD102,000 inclusive of GST.
Piaget joins the Chinese New Year festivities this year with an Altiplano timepiece featuring a fearless tiger in cloisonné grand feu enamel. Meticulously crafted by master-enameller Anita Porchet, this limited edition of 38 timepieces depicts the tiger in all its splendour, roaring across the dial in all its majesty.
The timepiece is housed in a 38 mm 18K white gold case set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds and is powered by the Maison’s ultra-thin, manual-winding 430P movement, attesting to Piaget’s expertise in ultra-thin watchmaking, gem-setting, and artistic craftsmanship excellence.
Anita Porchet has been collaborating with Piaget since 2006, and is renowned for her mastery of all the enamelling techniques. The cloisonné technique used for this Altiplano watch is a 4000-year-old decorative art. It starts with a transfer of the design onto the surface of the dial using gold ribbons to create miniature partitions, or cloisons, in which the different enamel pigments are placed.
The dial is then fired in the kiln multiple times at temperatures between 820°C and 850°C. Once finished, the dial is varnished, capturing the image forever.
Piaget Altiplano Watch Chinese New Year of the Tiger in cloisonné enamel specifications
18K white gold
38mm case set with diamonds
78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.71 ct)
“Grand Feu” cloisonné enamel dial by Anita Porchet, depicting a tiger inspired by the sign of the Chinese Zodiac
Piaget manufacture ultra-thin manual-winding 430P movement
functions: hours, minutes
black alligator leather strap with a 18K white gold ardillon buckle
Piaget boutique exclusivity – Limited edition of 38 pieces