Piaget’s Gouverneur Collection: Pictures, Specs, and Video

Piaget_Gouverneur_Chrono_150Piaget’s headline introduction at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva was a new collection of dress watches called Gouverneur. Click here to read our report on all three models in the line, including photos of the watches and their movements along with an informative product video. The Gouverneur models’ distinguishing feature is the shape of their cases and bezels: all have a round case and an oval dial opening. Each dial, in turn, has a circular chapter ring, creating a round, oval, round pattern from the dial to the outside of the case. There are three versions available: an automatic, an automatic chronograph and a tourbillon with moon-phase display. All have in-house movements (the chronograph and tourbillon calibers are new this year) and in-house cases (43 mm in diameter) as well. The watches come in rose or white gold; the white-gold models are set with diamonds. All come on leather straps. The automatic contains Caliber 800P, which is just 4 mm thick. It has two barrels, which give it a power reserve of 85 hours (rose-gold version: $26,000). The white-gold model has a black rotor; the rose-gold one a rose-gold-colored one. Piaget Gouverneur Automatic front Piaget Gouverneur Automatic back Specs/Piaget Gouverneur Automatic Movement: Piaget 800P, automatic; diameter = 26. 8 mm; thickness = 4 mm; frequency = 21,600 vph; 25 jewels; approx. 85-hour double-barrel power reserve, circular côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate, beveled bridges, Piaget coat of arms engraved on rose-gold oscillating weight; blued screws on bridges Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date at 6 o’clock Case and strap: Rose gold case, diameter = 43 mm; sapphire crystal and caseback; on brown alligator strap with 18k gold pin buckle Dial and hands: Silver-colored dial with sunburst guilloche; 18k rose-gold hour markers The chronograph, powered by the 882P caliber, 5.6 mm thick, has a flyback function. It, too, has two barrels. Its power reserve is 50 hours. The watch is unusual in that its two counters show not the elapsed minutes and running seconds, but the elapsed minutes and a second time zone (at 9 o’clock). There is only one seconds hand: the center-mounted chronograph hand (rose gold, $37,000). Piaget Gouverneur Chronograph front Piaget Gouverneur Chronograph back Piaget Gouverneur Chronograph profile Specs/Piaget Gouverneur Chronographe Movement: Piaget 882P, automatic; flyback chronograph; diameter = 27 mm; thickness = 5.6 mm; frequency = 28,800 vph; 33 jewels; approx. 50-hour double-barrel power reserve, circular côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate, beveled bridges, Piaget coat of arms engraved on rose-gold oscillating weight; blued screws on bridges Functions: Hours, minutes, date at 6 o’clock, second time zone at 9 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 ‘clock Case and strap: Rose gold case, diameter = 43 mm; sapphire crystal and caseback; on brown alligator strap with 18k gold pin buckle Dial and hands: Silver-colored dial with sunburst guilloche; 18k rose-gold hour markers; circular satin-brushed rose-gold chronograph counters The tourbillon model contains Piaget’s 4.5-mm- thick, manual-wind 642P caliber. The tourbillon is a “flying” tourbillon (meaning that it has no upper bridge) that makes one revolution per minute. Price upon request. Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon front Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon back Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon side Specs/Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon Movement: Piaget 642P, manual-wind, with tourbillon and moon-phase; diameter = 22.4 mm x 28.6 mm; thickness = 4.5 mm, including carriage; frequency = 21,600 vph; 23 jewels; approx. 40-hour power reserve, circular côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate and bridges, hand-drawn and hand-beveled bridges and carriage; blued screws on bridges; three titanium bridges in tourbillon carriage Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds on flying tourbillon positioned at 12 o’clock, astronomical moon-phase counter at 6 ‘clock Case and strap: Rose gold case, diameter = 43 mm; sapphire crystal; small sapphire opening for tourbillon carriage; on brown alligator strap with 18k gold pin buckle Dial and hands: Silver-colored dial with sunburst guilloché motif underlined by thin gold lines; 18k rose-gold hour markers; tourbillon carriage opening underlined by rose-gold surrounding Click below for Piaget’s product video showing the inspiration for the Gouverneur collection and close-ups of all the watches and their movements. Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get all the news delivered to your inbox.





About Norma Buchanan

Norma Buchanan is the executive editor of WatchTime magazine. She has been a reporter and editor for 30 years and has specialized in writing about watches and the watch industry for 18 years. She is also the author of "The Watch Buff's Book of Trivia."

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