Piaget is celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox with a special edition of its ultra-thin Altiplano timepiece with a grand-feu cloisonné dial featuring an ox, crafted by the celebrated artist Anita Porchet.
Paying homage to the strong strong and dependable zodiac animal, Piaget has immortalised the ox on the dial of
one of its most iconic timepieces – the Altiplano – using grand-feu cloisonné enamel. The dial has
been created by the famous master-enameller, Anita Porchet. This 4000-year-old decorative art starts
with a transfer of the design onto the surface of the dial using gold ribbons to create miniature
partitions, or cloisons, in which the different enamel pigments are placed. The dial is then fired in the
kiln multiple times at temperatures between 820oC and 850oC. Once finished, the dial is varnished,
and the image is captured infinitely.
This ultra-thin 38mm timepiece comes in an 18-karat white gold case adorned with 78 brilliant-cut
diamonds (approx. 0.71 ct.) and is powered by the brand’s exceptional 430P hand-wound movement
that measures a mere 2.1mm in thickness. It is paired with an elegant black leather strap that is fitted
with an 18-karat white gold pin buckle.