The Piaget Gouverneur numbered edition draws you toward it in the same way a supercar draws your attention – by its sheer beauty and opulence.
We were given a velvet glove to wear ensuring no fingerprints made their way anywhere near the close-on 15 carats of 56 baguette cut and 567 brilliant cut diamonds, set around the 18 carat white gold case. The crown is set with brilliant cut and 12 baguette cut diamonds; the dial with 78 baguette cut diamonds, and the buckle with 24 baguette cut stones, all totalling a tad under 25 carats.
The inspiration for the Gouverneur came from a 1987 historical model, incorporating Piaget’s hallmark of a high complication movement and high jewellery embellishment. 250 hours went into the development of the watch and gem setting alone takes 70 hours to complete.
The movement is Piaget’s 642P ultra-thin mechanical hand wound flying tourbillon with astronomical moon indication at 6 o’clock.
Available at House of Elegance Jewellers, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.
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