Hands-On: The Piaget Limelight Stella
The Limelight Stella includes another type 584P that Piaget advises us is totally planned and made completely in-house, with another type (580P) intended for the haute joaillerie form that doesn’t have focus seconds, to flaunt the jewel setting. The programmed winding development has a 42-hour power save, minutes, hours, focus seconds, and the moon-stage sign. By and large, the moon stage is anything but a frightfully complex complication, however for this situation Piaget’s raised the stakes somewhat; the moon stage in the Limelight Stella is precise to one day each 122 years.
The type 784P movement.
The watch will be accessible in five forms: the haute joaillerie, which is a 39 mm white-gold case with roll cut, precious stone set bezel and mother-of-pearl dial (with or without a jewels set arm band); a 36 mm pink gold case with or without pavé-set precious stones; and a 36 mm white-gold case with precious stones. All have a round case yet you will see that there is a trompe l’oeil impact made by the jewel setting, giving the presence of an oval-molded case.
Haute Joaillerie in white gold with jewels (with the type 780P movement).
Haute Joaillerie in white gold with precious stone set wristband (with the type 780P movement).
Pink gold with diamonds.
White gold with diamonds.
The moon stage, apparently the most energizing part, is very enormous for a lady’s watch (by and large in ladies’ watches the moon-stage show is little, skirting on indecipherable). The pie-formed gap takes up somewhat less than a fourth of the dial and highlights an extremely definite moon circle, encircled by stars. The gap is additionally outlined by precious stones at the base of the moon-stage opening. The feuille hands are wonderful, and it is ideal to see this exemplary shape keep on showing up on Piaget pieces.
I need to give Piaget kudos for extending the Limelight assortment to incorporate a more complicated watch solely for ladies. This is in no way, shape or form a first for ladies’ watches, as a lot of different brands have begun to incorporate complications for ladies (Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, to name only a few). Saying this doesn’t imply that that ladies can’t wear men’s watches, which is something that I do myself and have frequently discussed here on HODINKEE. In any case, I think perceive that brands are taking actions towards including complicated ladies’ watches more now than any other time in recent memory before.
The costs are as per the following:
Pink Gold with Diamonds: $28,600
Pink Gold: $20,500
White Gold with Diamonds: $29,700
Haute Joaillerie White Gold with Diamonds: $220,000
Haute Joaillerie White Gold with Diamonds and Bracelet: $840,000
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