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Piaget Limelight Stella

At the occasion of the Watches&Wonders 2015 watchfair, Piaget unveiled its newest collection dedicated to women.

The first complication watch dedicated to women and entirely designed and developed in the manufactures of La Côte-aux-Fées and Geneva, the Limelight Stella watch is writing a new chapter in Piaget’s enduring love story with women.
Piaget displays the perfect mastery of watchmaking skills by choosing to equip the calibre of this watch, exclusively dedicated to women, with a captivating traditional horological complication: the moon phases.

Piaget fully assumes its stature as an exponent of Haute Horlogerie by equipping the Limelight Stella with an astronomical moon function reproducing the lunar cycle with an exceptional degree of precision. The moon phases appear on a disc adorned with stars and two moons that is driven by a 135-toothed wheel. Whereas a standard moon phase lags one day behind every two and a half years, this system ensures that the Limelight Stella will require a one-day correction only after 122 years.

Piaget unveils a new mechanical automatic movement designed, developed and produced in-house. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, Calibre 584P drives the hours, minutes, central seconds and moon phases at 12 o’clock. The 11.5-ligne, 26 mm-diameter 584P and 580P calibres beat at the traditional frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. Visible through the sapphire case-back, these finely crafted movements are graced with the refinement of finishes executed in keeping with the noblest watchmaking traditions and comply with Piaget’s particularly demanding specifications such as a circular-grained mainplate, bevelled bridges, circular Côtes de Genève, blued screws, or the Piaget coat-of-arms engraved on the oscillating weight.

The case of the Limelight Stella watch measuring 36 millimetres in diameter reveals a subtle balance featuring an ‘oval inside a circle’ theme that extends through to the heart of the dial. The aesthetic of this architecture based on pure and flowing lines is accentuated by the sunburst dial motif enhanced by slender applied gold hour-markers. For this creation, Piaget has opted to focus on moon phases, which occupy a prime position on the dial, entering the scene in a fan-shaped aperture delicately hemmed by two lines set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds. The pink gold Limelight Stella thus appears with a polished or gemset bezel, while the white gold version features a gemset bezel.

To see a slideshow of the Limelight Stella watches, click on the image at the top of the article.

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