Yves Piaget Rose, a Piaget rose with deep red petals, has always been the most loved theme of Piaget Piaget. Piaget has a deep tradition of craftsmanship. It uses different types of crafts to depict the countless varieties of Piaget roses and celebrates the flowers. Beauty after grace.
Following the presentation of the precious micro-mosaics of mosaic in 2013, this year the silver thread embroidery technique was selected, and the micro-dot painting technique was used to interpret the beautiful level of rose petals. Whether Eastern or Western, embroidery is a craft that shows luxury. Among them, the oriental embroidery process uses a lustrous colored silk thread to sew a pattern. The silk thread changes light and shadow due to the thick stack, creating a unique three-dimensional and heavy sense. This year, the earl used the silver thread embroidery technique from Byzantium, which was first stroked with silver thread and then embroidered with various silk threads to create rich color changes. This time the earl invited Sylvie Deschamps, an embroidery master who is skilled in this ancient technique, to present this precious craft on a small faceplate, which is a masterpiece.
The rose is the symbol of Piaget’s brand, derived from Mr. Piaget’s love for roses. To sing the praises of this flower, Piaget captures the exquisite craftsmanship of the craftsmen and reproduces the beauty of roses in the creation of watches and jewelry.
Needle and thread strive for precise silver embroidery
Piaget’s Art & Excellence series launched this year is again based on the brand’s symbol, Piaget Rose. The French art master Sylvie Deschamps uses ancient silver thread embroidery to present the deep and rich color of rose petals on a compact faceplate. . Gold or silver embroidery was used in ancient Byzantine culture to demonstrate the authority and sacredness of monarchs or religious leaders. During the reign of the French king Louis XIV in the 18th century, this technique was used in home decoration and pushed The pinnacle, but today this skill has faded, among which Sylvie Deschamps is one of the very few craft masters who are skilled in this skill today. Piaget has collaborated with her since 3 years ago to create a variety of fine silver thread embroidery panels.
French art master Sylvie Deschamps
The embroidery face plate made by Sylvie Deschamps, the outline of the rose is made of precious Filet silver embroidery thread, only the ends of the embroidery thread are immersed in silk, and the other parts are made by Boulogne stitch. The silk thread zigzags the silver embroidery thread on the silk. After completing the rose outline, the next step is to fill in the colors. Sylvie Deschamps uses a new micro impression-like ‘micro-pointillism’ technique, using 5 colors of embroidery threads from magenta gradient to pale pink, and precise colored points created by multiple knotted stitches , To create light and shadow and color gradation of petals.
Use puncture needles to pierce along the precisely designed Piaget rose-shaped silhouette
Draw the outline of the earl rose on the silk
Filet silver embroidery is embroidered along the outline of the petals using extremely thin embroidery threads, and is constantly retouched for the lines
Use micro-dot drawing techniques to embroider in the center of the earl’s rose petals with colored silk embroidery threads
The embroidery master uses colorful silk threads to apply embroidery techniques, and from time to time, he uses multiple knotting stitches to create lifelike Piaget roses.
For Sylvie Deschamps, whether it is the Brow stitching method for contours or the multi-knotted stitching method for color filling, it is a very delicate operation on a small face plate, testing the skill of this master craftsman. In addition, the outline of the silver embroidery thread outlines the softness of the rose petals, and accurately uses the color to show the color level of the petals, which is the presentation of the master’s aesthetic point of view. Because of the complexity and detail of the embroidery process, each dial takes 40 hours to complete, which can be said to be a masterpiece.
Altiplano rose embroidery watch, 18K white gold case, 38mm diameter, set with 78 round diamonds (approx. 0.7 carat), white silk dial decorated with colored silk embroidery and silver Filet embroidery using micro-dot drawing techniques Earl Rose. Equipped with 430P ultra-thin manual winding movement, limited to 18.
Peerless style that imitates the style of brocade painting with enamel technology
Also based on the Piaget rose theme, another art masterpiece in the Art & Excellence series is presented in tapestry, but it is not really a brocade satin method, but a transparent enamel process. The special texture of the brocade. Brocade is a collective name for silk fabrics used in ancient Chinese courts. This ancient craft from the Shang Dynasty has extremely beautiful patterns and patterns, and is usually only provided to the royal family. It has also been exported in large quantities through trade, including North Korea, Mongolia, and Rome, Persia and other countries all like China’s brocades. The biggest feature of brocade satin is that it is based on plain satin, and consists of at least three kinds of colored silk threads to form a pattern totem, and uses different weaves to highlight the light and shadow and color of the pattern. In order to present a special color and texture like brocade on the dial of the watch, Piaget especially uses the technique of transparent enamel to present it.
Altiplano watch, 18K white gold case, 38mm diameter, set with 78 round diamonds (approximately 0.7 carats), silver dial with carved Yves Piaget rose, painted in bright fire enamel to show the leisurely and extraordinary looks of the rose. Equipped with 430P ultra-thin manual winding movement. Limited to 18.
In this transparent enamel watch, the master craftsman must first engrav the totem of the Piaget rose on the metal sole of the faceplate, and then use machine-engraved techniques to add decoration to the surface of the engraved rose totem. Then enter the stage of enamel color. Enamel is a glass compound with a metal oxide. The enamel powder in its original state will be transformed into a colored transparent glass object after sintering. Piaget’s craftsmen use the characteristics of enamel to create beautiful colors and luster on the carved faceplate. First, the enamel color is sintered on the surface at a high temperature of 800 degrees. Pink shades. Then sinter the glazing material to make the work appear glassy, and then enter the final grinding and polishing process.
The earl rose face plate made of transparent enamel, the delicate lines on the petals are clear and recognizable, and the delicate color can last for a long time and bloom forever.