Hi All, This is my first post (not a reply to a post) on the Piaget forum and I hope you like these limited edition rare handcrafts watches.

Dec 04, 2020,07:51 AM

A forum member introduced me to Marc Menant (Brand and Customer Experience Manager in Asia) who presented these amazing beauties to me.  THE Anita Porchet, the world’s foremost horological enameler, is responsible for two of these watches !

Which one(s) do you like and why ?  

These cloisonné enamel birds have such vibrant and bright colors !  Details are so good !  Being the PuristS enamel slave/addict, I adore this watch the most out of the 4 shown to me because it was made by Ms Porchet and signed with “AP” on th dial !  

G0A45117 Altiplano High Jewelry Cloisonné enamel, 36mm in rose gold with manual winding movement, Piaget 430P. Limited edition of 8 pieces.

Next is the mini mosaic dial depicting a view of the famous palace right in the middle of the lake I Udaipur (Part of James Bond movie Octopussy in 1983 was shot there). The dial and the case contain 4,500 to 5000 tiny pieces of colored glass. The artist would use different colors to get to one that he liked and then pulled it to make it narrow before cutting off the small pieces. It took approximately 3 months to create a single piece!

G0A38585 Protocole XXL micro mosaic in rose gold with Piaget ultra-thin 830P movement. Limited edition of 8 pieces.

Third piece was one that combined the engraving of Dick Steenman and enameling from Anita Porchet, with DS first sculpting the rose gold dial, creating the mountains and rivers visible under the enamel, and AP bringing life to the dial thanks to the intense and vivid enamel colors, combining the champlevé and miniature enamel techniques.  Also 8 pieces made only.

Fourth piece was an engraving depicting the Santa Maria della Salute in Venice and the details were so good under a loupe. The full white gold engraving is hosted in the upper part of the watch which, in the original Double Jeu concept, was used for a second ultra-thin movement, creating an original GMT watch.  

G0A40564 Altiplano Double Jeu in white gold with Piaget ultra-thin 830P movement. Limited edition of 8 pieces. 

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Serious artistry!

 By: Overwound : December 4th, 2020-08:03
For me it's tough to choose but my favorite is the glass mosaic lake scene following in a very close 2nd is the birds. Thanks for sharing these GLau!
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The micro mosaic has 4,500 pieces ! Just...

 By: GLau : December 7th, 2020-09:23
mind boggling !
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The Venice watch is spectacular !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 4th, 2020-09:37
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Yes, the Venice engraving is so...

 By: GLau : December 7th, 2020-09:25
lifelike ! How many person(s) is/are in the gondola ?
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Thanks for posting these amazing Piaget creations, as I was saying earlier I didn't know AP (or her atelier) were also doing work for Piaget -- terrific! The lake mosaic and the birds (but in a no diamond version) for me ;-)

 By: FabR : December 4th, 2020-11:20
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She does indeed !

 By: Marc M : December 5th, 2020-02:39
I think pieces she did were in 2004 or 2005 on a collection called Miss Protocole (discontinued since then) featuring with Champleve enamel on the dial and case. Since then, she does pieces regularly but they are of course very confidential.
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Hi Marc, Anita Porchet has also made Chinese zodiac enamel dials for...

 By: GLau : December 5th, 2020-08:08
Piaget ! ...  
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 By: Marc M : December 7th, 2020-05:35
Every year she does one. The new one is coming soon
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Do you have photos for the year of the...

 By: GLau : December 7th, 2020-06:10
OX 🐂??
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You mean this? :)

 By: Marc M : December 8th, 2020-00:31
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Yes , Marc ! Thanks for sharing !

 By: GLau : December 8th, 2020-02:38
This motif depicts a very powerful ox 🐂!
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Beautiful piece of arts! Thanks for sharing

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 4th, 2020-12:10
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You are most welcome !

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2020-07:22
Glad you liked them! Which one is your favorite ?
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I think the G0A38585!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 6th, 2020-08:23
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Ya, the micro mosaic is so...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2020-08:45
exquisite ! If you have a chance to see it in the metal, you will really appreciate how difficult it was to make and put 4,500 micro pieces on the surface ! Just amazing !
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Amazing pieces!!

 By: Spencer Karrington : December 6th, 2020-06:46
My favs are prob the parrots and the moon phase. I like the parrots becuase I have always been a sucker for that type of enamel work, I love the gold lines surrounding the deep colours within and the almost translucent depth to it. The Moon phase I like b... 
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Thank you Spencer for your ...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2020-07:23
detailed explanations ! For me, the enamel parrots and micro mosaic are my two top choices.
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Those parrots are amazing!

 By: Spencer Karrington : December 7th, 2020-06:09
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Hi Spencer, are you tempted to ...

 By: GLau : December 7th, 2020-09:25
get a piece ?
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If i could afford it, absolutely but i unfortuantely can't !!

 By: Spencer Karrington : December 11th, 2020-04:11
Unless they accept hugs as a currency? If so, let me know where to go to get it :p
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LOL ! :-) If I were Piaget, your...

 By: GLau : December 11th, 2020-08:33
HUGS would be accepted as the best currency !
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Thank you and lolz!!

 By: Spencer Karrington : December 15th, 2020-04:55
I hope that hugs will one day be the main global currency, backed by either gold or blockchain ;P
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Dear Gordon, I like the parrot one most. Since cloisonné enamel has been my favourite just like you. Besides, the parrots are extremely beautiful and colourful. Hope it wouldn't be as difficult to acquire as those Patek rare handicrafts. Cheers, Henry

 By: joenghenry : January 10th, 2021-06:01
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Hi Henry, Thanks for your comments ! The parrot in the metal is simply AP !

 By: GLau : January 10th, 2021-08:31
The Parrot 🦜 watch was available when I wrote the post.
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