There are times when watches and jewellery work in sparkling synchronicity when paired together, which is epitomised by Piaget’s Possession range: a collection conceived in gold and diamonds almost a quarter of a century ago with a signature design of rotating rings. The range was reimagined in a joyful profusion of cabochon hardstones by the Swiss watch and jewellery house last year – under the guidance of its then-new CEO Chabi Nouri – recalling its 1970s heyday, when it led the vogue for hardstones such as lapis lazuli, malachite, carnelian and turquoise. Fast forward to 2018 and the jewel in the collection’s crown is arriving at the Bond Street flagship boutique today: a limited edition, openwork, rose-gold cuff watch inspired by the pieces that forged Piaget’s identity at its zenith.
Each link in the cuff is woven by hand into a complex pattern of rings, upon which is mounted a dial of striated malachite with a double bezel adorned with almost 2ct of diamonds. There are three wrist sizes – just one of each – priced from £41,700 (for the 145mm). The movement is quartz, but on what is effectively a prize jewellery piece, no one will mind.