PIAGET

Piaget is a luxury watch and jewellery brand from Switzerland. Piaget was launched in 1874 and today is a member of Richemont (IWC, Panerai, Van Cleef, Montblanc). Piaget's initial purpose was the production of watch movements but eventually it also started manufacturing watches. Piaget is famous for ultra-thin movements, complicated tourbillon movements, retrograde movemements and also has self-winding movements in its portfolio. We constantly review Piaget watches such as the Piaget Black Tie, Piaget Altiplano, Piaget Polo, Piaget Dancer, Piaget Limelight, Piaget Skeleton, and Piaget Possession. WatchTime covers Piaget watch news and in-depth stories about Piaget watches. Piaget watch prices and Piaget specs for Piaget watches for men and Piaget watches for women. Most of the Piaget men's watches are sold globally. WatchTime is the authority on Piaget watches.

Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, or ultra-technical timepieces, that so far most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are my top 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Enjoy this collection of my favorite ultra-technical watches and extraordinary timepieces. Leave a comment at the end of this post if … [Read more...]

“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

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One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2013?

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As we reveal in our July-August issue, on sale July 15, watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

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Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and many other skeletonized watches from 12 luxury brands, to decorate your desktop. … [Read more...]

5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

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As we've seen in recent years — and most especially at this year's SIHH — watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that (at least for the moment) have set records for thinness in their respective categories. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

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Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting new ladies' watch collections, female watches and top ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my blog Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for the best watches for women, most beautiful ladies' timepieces, top ladies' watches and best ladies' watches presented in 2013 and 2014 so far. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic This is what I would call an understated luxury object in terms … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. Day One: The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's first ever tourbillon, the Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon, as well as the Clifton … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery: Touring the Luxury Booths of SIHH 2014

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which took place last week in Geneva, is probably the world's most exclusive international watch fair, with an invitation-only guest list. As we did last year, WatchTime wanted to give our readers and diehard watch fans a peek inside those hallowed halls of horology, courtesy of these exclusive photos by our own Mike Disher. Click below to begin the tour... … [Read more...]

Audio: 14 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2014 (Updated)

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At this year's SIHH in Geneva, I spoke with 14 important figures, from 13 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces unveiled at the show and what each brand has in store for 2014. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

3 Standout Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2014

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Skeleton watches — which show off the watchmaker's art by means of removing much of a watch's movement so that only its "bare bones" remains, and giving us a glimpse of it through a transparent dial — were not as much of a presence at this year's SIHH as in previous years. However, the few skeletonized timepieces (also referred to as "openworked") that did make their debut here were quite notable. (Vacheron Constantin, in fact, devoted many of its new releases to openworked styles; you'll … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Piaget Altiplano 900P – Updated with Live Photos

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For more than half a century Switzerland’s Piaget has specialized in manufacturing ultra-thin mechanical watches and watch movements. Now it has produced what it says is “the thinnest mechanical watch ever.” The new Piaget Altiplano 900P has a total case thickness of 3.65 mm, 9.9 percent less than the thinnest mechanical watch currently on the market, the 4.05-mm-thin Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH

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This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to WatchTime.com, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled before the event. To prepare you for our upcoming on-site coverage of the SIHH, we're giving you a taste of watches from ten brands that we (and, perhaps, some of you) will be seeing live for the first time there. Audemars Piguet will be introducing the a new Royal Oak Concept model at this year's … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Montblanc Watches — The Birth of the Montblanc Watch Brand From the Montblanc Meisterstück Watch to Today

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How did the first Montblanc watch come to be, and how did Montblanc watches enter the world of high horology? Download this FREE exclusive article and find the answers to all your questions about Montblanc watches! Montblanc is, of course, known by many aficionados for its luxury pens. But Montblanc watches — the first of which debuted in 1997 — have also developed a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Montblanc watches have come a long way from that first model, the Montblanc … [Read more...]

Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

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Though tablets such as the iPad arrived on the market just a few years ago, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without them, and the world of apps that complement them. But have you ever thought about how a tablet app could help you choose your next watch, or even help enhance your passion for watches in general? … [Read more...]

Need a Gift for Her? Here are 25 Ladies’ Watches from WatchTime.com and Watch Insider

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With the holiday season upon us, many of you are probably seeking out a gift for the lady in your life. Why not share with her your passion for fine watches? We've decided to make your search a bit easier by gathering several of our recent articles on ladies' watches all in one place. Follow the links below, where we highlight recently released ladies' watches to narrow down your gift options. In Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches of 2013, Alexander Linz shares his choices for the top … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 5 Rectangular Watches I Might Wear

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In my modest collection of watches, there is not a single one with a rectangular case; the only non-round one is the octagonal Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin. Nevertheless, since rectangular-case watches do have their fans, this week's Fratello Friday focuses on the top five I would wear... if I did indeed wear them. … [Read more...]

21 Watch Brands, 250+ Guests at WatchTime’s IBG Event in New York

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WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" (IBG) series of watch-collector events made its annual stop in the Big Apple on Sept. 17 for its biggest show of the year. The event, which boasted 21 watch-brand sponsors and more than 250 guests, was held for the first time at New York's luxurious Pierre Hotel. Click here for photos from the evening. … [Read more...]

Facetime: Inside Basel.Geneva Edition

Our youngest attendee, Ethan Barley, came to Inside Basel.Geneva in Chicago for his third year in a row. Ethan is wearing an Carl F. Bucherer Patravi FourX. To the right is his father Jonathon Barley, and to the left is Carl F. Bucherer president Ron Stoll.

Inside Basel.Geneva is in full swing! Watch aficionados joined us in IBG in Chicago and Philadelphia to check out the latest watches from our featured brands. In this week's Facetime, we share some photos of IBG fans trying on new watches, and showing off watches of their own. As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select … [Read more...]

WatchTime “Inside Basel.Geneva 2013″ Tour Kicks Off in Chicago

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WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" (IBG) series of watch-collector events, held in cooperation with noted collector and watch expert Jeff Kingston and featuring more than a dozen luxury watch-brand sponsors, was held last week at Chicago's elegant Drake Hotel. Click here for photos from the event. … [Read more...]

5 Interesting Skeleton Watches

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In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the technical artistry that goes into skeleton watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch's inner workings. Below we take a look at 5 new skeleton watches available in 2013 and 2014. This year, Hublot introduced a new addition to its line of Classic Fusion skeleton watches: the … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

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The fifth edition of Only Watch, the charity timepiece auction held biannually in Monaco, takes place on September 28, and news and photos of several of the one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off have started to be released, including models from Breguet, Harry Winston, Girard-Perregaux, Laurent Ferrier, and Piaget. … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 13 New Watch Wallpaper Images

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In WatchTime's July-August issue, on sale next week, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, offering a gallery of fine mechanical watches that are as dazzling through the caseback as they are on the wrist. Click here to download all 13 photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Cartier Gets Serious: The Evolution of Cartier Men’s Watches

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In recent years Cartier, the king of haute joaillerie, has begun storming the bastions of haute horlogerie. In this full-length feature from our October 2010 issue, WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and bold future initiatives of Manufacture Cartier. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]

Video: Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin

Piaget is the undisputed master of ultra-thin. The brand holds several world records for thinnest movements, both simple and complicated. At SIHH, the list of records grew by two with the introduction of the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Click here to read more about the  Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Click below to start the video... Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get all the news … [Read more...]

Celebrity Watch Spotting at the Oscars

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Oscar night fashion is about more than gowns, tuxes and jewelry. Several luxury watch brands were represented at last night's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, on the wrists of some of the best-dressed nominees and presenters who strutted up the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night of the year. … [Read more...]

SIHH Day Four: Vacheron Constantin and Ralph Lauren

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Geneva’s luxurious SIHH watch fair rolls on. Here's a taste of the new releases from two more of the exhibiting brands. Vacheron Constantin raised lots of eyebrows this year with its bold and unexpected (at least by those of us in the watch press) decision to focus its 2013 SIHH novelties entirely on ladies. That’s correct: not a single new release from Vacheron this year is a men’s watch. Fortunately for the fairer sex, the women’s pieces that the brand introduced have a little … [Read more...]