The iconic Limelight Gala wristwatch becomes a work of high jewelry art in this new Limelight Gala High Jewelry edition with its radiant design and audacious mix of different diamond cuts. Brilliant, baguette, and marquise-cut gem cuts capture and reflect the light in different ways for the ultimate sparkle.
The Limelight Gala High Jewelry
The Limelight Gala High Jewelry timepiece is so much more than a jewelry watch, it is the result of decades of experience of goldsmithing and gem-setting at the highest level. Over 175 hours of high jewelry expertise are needed to complete just one timepiece with over 250 diamonds coming into play.
Crafted from 18-karat white gold, the case and the fully integrated and articulated, diamond-set bracelet hug the wrist like a second skin. The mix of diamond cuts is combined with a medley of setting techniques that give the timepiece its resolutely modern appeal.
Over 250 diamonds are meticulously positioned using a claw setting for the marquise-cut diamonds, a snow setting on the dial, a channel setting for the baguette-cut diamonds, and a grain setting for the brilliant-cut diamonds on the bracelet.
Stone setting is an art that gives life to a jewel by adorning it with gems. The jeweler will do everything to highlight the brilliance of the gemstone, its color, and its unique beauty. This art is considered the most demanding operation of the goldsmith’s work, requiring a very special type of expertise and years of experience that is both technical and highly artistic.
To create the perfect setting, the gem-setter adjusts and fixes each stone, sublimating its beauty, while preserving the harmony of the design to allow the stones to shine. The choice of setting will be made depending on the functionality of the setting and the aesthetic design.
The Limelight Gala Precious
The Limelight Gala Precious is a work of radiance, intensity, and vibrancy. It highlights a malachite dial framed with a beautifully coloured gradient setting of tsavorites and diamonds on the asymmetrical bezel.
Piaget has the highest selection criteria for its malachite dials. Each semi-precious stone has to be deeply coloured and feature a regular grain with contrasts, possess curved lines, and show no presence of crystals in its structure.
The timepiece is housed in a 32mm white gold case and the malachite dial is combined with a central circle fully paved with diamonds using the snow setting. A keen eye will notice that this shape within a shape is a recurring theme at Piaget, with this timepiece taking its inspiration from the Maison’s patrimony pieces.