From March 16-19, 2016 during Art Dubai, Piaget invited visitors on a journey of discovery into its world, revealing the captivating association between audacity, celebrity, creativity, and fine craftsmanship through a specially curated collection of extraordinary pieces from both its patrimony and new creations. Through out the exhibit staged in partnership with the leading art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, the Maison will highlight the savoir-faire and the vision that propelled it from its humble beginnings in the Swiss Jura to becoming an unstoppable creative pioneer all over the world, including the Middle-East, a region that mirrors Piaget’s passion for the finest aesthetics and exceptional pieces. The striking products will be available in Dubai for a period of one month only.
“Piaget is very excited about this exclusive collaboration with Art Dubai, as the fair’s celebration of creativity and constant search for innovation are very much engraved in the Maison’s DNA” explains Piaget CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger. “This partnership comes as a natural continuation to Piaget’s longstanding commitment in creative design and in the perpetuation of rare craftsmanship skills. This is a great opportunity for us to share the audacity of our creations and our unique savoir-faire. It is also an occasion to celebrate the strong ties that we have established with the region for decades.”
The exhibition shines a light on the important themes in Piaget’s history of creativity, and its role as an arbiter of style internationally. Flamboyant creations from the 1960s and 1970s illustrate the establishment of the uniquely Piaget “look” when the Maison captured the carefree spirit and the glamour of the era by reimagining jewellery and watchmaking in an unprecedented explosion of daring colours and unexpected shapes. The exceptional designs on display shattered the conventions of the time, boldly exploring the marriage of brilliant stones, unconventional materials and textures, and asymmetric lines. It was also during this time that Piaget took its art to a whole new level by being the first to fuse watchmaking and jewellery. Through the mastery of ultra thin movements, the Maison’s specialty, Piaget watchmakers and jewellers worked hand in hand to give free reign to the unrestricted creativity, producing incomparable fantasy pieces, as the distinction between jewel and watch completely disappeared in a tapestry of colourful gems, hard stones and intricate gold work.