A Round of Polo: Testing Piaget’s Iconic Sports Watch

Piaget Polo automatic

The Piaget Polo, one of the most famous sports watches of the 1970s, has been retooled with a giant titanium-and-steel case and an automatic movement. In this watch-test feature from our October 2009 issue, WatchTime's Witold Michalczyk puts the three-hand Polo FortyFive through its paces. … [Read more...]

“Inside Basel-Geneva” Tour Kicks Off in Chicago

Chicago IBG ballroom

The 2012 edition of WatchTime's popular "Inside Basel-Geneva" collectors' events opened up in grand fashion last week, with the first of this year's series taking place at the luxurious Union League Club of Chicago. Click here for more details and a slideshow of photos from the evening. … [Read more...]

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

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Piaget'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. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Wrist Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Sports Piaget in “The Avengers”

Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury

In Marvel Studios' new blockbuster film "The Avengers," Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., the top-secret government agency behind the formation of the world's mightiest super-hero team. But the watch he's wearing in the movie is no longer a secret: it's a decidedly masculine model from Piaget's iconic Polo collection. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Wrist Watch: Oscar Weekend 2012

Jean Dujardin Jaeger-LeCoultre Fitting

The 84th Annual Academy Awards, the film industry's biggest spectacle, took place last night in Hollywood. Like every year, many of your favorite watch brands were represented on the wrists of the celebrity nominees and guests, and some brands even sponsored lavish movie-industry events prior to the awards ceremony. Here's a compilation of horological highlights from Tinseltown's most star-studded … [Read more...]

Valentines for Watch Lovers: Ladies’ Timepieces from the Geneva Watch Fair

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, which puts us in mind of the new crop of ladies’ timepieces introduced by the purveyors of haute horlogerie at January’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. You may wish to consider one of these as the ideal gift for Valentine’s Day or some other occasion — a way both to show your devotion and share with her your passion for watches. … [Read more...]

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. Learn more about the new records, and find wallpaper and pricing information inside. … [Read more...]

2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging

L2 bills itself as a think tank for digital innovation, and each year the group releases the Digital IQ Index which ranks the “digital competence” of 35 leading luxury watch and jewelry brands. The newest rankings are out, and to the surprise of few, watch brands do not fare well. Find out who is gifted and who is feeble inside. … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 New York City and San Francisco

Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Kicks Off in Chicago and Miami

IBG 2011 opened in Chicago and Miami with record numbers of participating brands and best-ever attendance. The strong turnout, coupled with the most-ever brands and independent watchmakers at each show, meant moving to larger venues for 2011, making IBG 2011 a true watch fair. Come inside to see more than 30 images from the events, and don’t forget there are four shows still to come with even … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating

Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]

Setting the Scene at SIHH

SIHH 2011 opened this morning, and if the lines at the registration desks are any indication, attendance will be strong. To set the mood for the reports to come, WatchTime presents a few scenes from the first hours following the opening, before the big crowds arrived. … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin

At SIHH, Piaget will debut the new Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin. This piece sets a new record for the world’s thinnest self-winding tourbillon watch, measuring a mere 10.4mm thick. It is a showcase of Piaget's unique skills in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking and the brand's desire to develop innovative and creative complicated calibers. … [Read more...]

Piaget Kanthara Brings $602,500 at Christie’s New York Sale

This stunning Piaget Kanthara brought a multiple of its pre-sale estimate at Christie's December 14 sale of fine collector timepieces in New York. Estimated at $200,000 to $300,000, lot 47 realized $602,500 when the hammer came down. Though nearly 400 lots followed, none exceeded the Piaget's sale price, making it the top piece of the evening. … [Read more...]

Preview: Christie’s New York Top Lots

Christie's December 14 sale to be held at 20 Rockafeller Plaza in New York includes 424 lots, and the stars of the show in terms of pre-sale estimates are Patek Philippe, Breguet, and Piaget. Three pieces are estimated at $250,000 to $350,000: Patek Philippe references 2499/100 and 1462, and a platinum Breguet ref. 3857. A Piaget ladies Kanthara is estimated at $200,000 - $300,000. … [Read more...]

Piaget Launches New Website

This autumn, Piaget is launching its new website featuring improved ease of use, enriched content and enhanced interactivity. The look is pared down and restrained. The site is equipped with the latest HMTL technologies for content management and speedy loading. The home page orders information hierarchically to invite a guided tour of the site's clearly identified sections. … [Read more...]

Taylor Lautner Wears Piaget to Eclipse Premiere

One of Hollywood’s hottest stars, Taylor Lautner, arrived at the Eclipse premiere in New York wearing Piaget’s Altiplano 40mm in white gold with a black dial. Hundreds of fans had gathered outside the Crosby Hotel to glimpse Lautner before he joined costar Kristen Stewart on the red carpet for photos. … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010

Following a challenging 2009, the watch industry enters 2010 with a level of creativity and energy that seemed unimaginable 12 months ago. This was evident at Baselworld and SIHH in Geneva, where WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston visited 50 brands to discover the most interesting and intriguing watchmaking achievements for 2010. … [Read more...]

Patek, Cartier Highlight Patrizzi & Co. Auction March 9 in NYC

Patrizzi & Co. will open their 2010 season in New York City on March 9 with a sale titled "Timeless Emotions—Collecting Pocket Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks". The sale includes more than 150 collector pieces. Highlights include a 1929 gold and nephrite Cartier table clock featuring grande sonnerie chimes—one of two clocks with the most complicated mechanism ever made by the company. … [Read more...]