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Highlights from the Mainland China edition of Watches & Wonders

Colours, especially gold, made a splash at the event held in Shanghai earlier this month.

  • Shanghai Surprise


    It's hard to put a fi nger on the shape of the Piaget Polo watch – it's not what you'll consider squarish and neither is it exactly round. But that's precisely what makes the piece so versatile and gives it a sporty chic image. Interestingly, it's also the fi rst watch that Piaget ever gave a name to back in 1979; and over the years, its design has evolved to its current instantly recognisable cushion shape. For its Shanghai date, the Polo has been given a makeover with a green PVD dial and a steel bracelet. Production is limited to a very auspicious 888 pieces.

    Piaget also introduced its Infinitely Personal concept to the Altiplano collection; and the personalisation programme will allow customers to create their own bespoke Altiplano Tourbillon by choosing the case size (38mm or 41mm), type of case, dial, tourbillon ring, strap and buckle. Colour options for the dial alone include sunburst mother-of-pearl in blue, pink, red; or white, hand guilloché gold dials covered with translucent blue, green, teal or red Grand Feu enamel. If that isn't enough, you can also opt for a sunburst lacquer dial which Piaget can match to any colour from a personal photograph.

This article was originally published in The Business Times


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