Piaget Gouverneur Collection
Nov 1, 2012
Introduced within the Black Tie collection, the new Gouverneur line by Piaget is first and foremost a revelation of exceptional horological mechanism enhanced by powerful formal expression. A subtle balance between two shapes – round and oval – that are frequently associated and have made their mark on the history of art, it also epitomises the perfect technical mastery characterising the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget.
The Gouverneur collection presents three mechanical variations through automatic, chronograph and tourbillon models, available in diamond-set pink or white gold versions. The Gouverneur watch features a structured aesthetic with round and oval shapes cleverly arranged to achieve a unique sense of visual equilibrium. A round case with an oval dial opening, and then a round circle in the centre of the dial: these superimposed shapes endow the Gouverneur with a unique character, displaying a sophisticated, gentle and stylistic approach. The artistic inspiration of this collection is explored by two generations of designers: the father who designed all the former models in the Black Tie collection; and the son who has designed the dial of this variation. The balance thus stems from these exceptional exchanges between two generations that endow the new Gouverneur by Piaget with its truly ageless aesthetic.