Deep inside the Piaget’s DNA, you will find the remarkable skills and abundant creation. Piaget never set limit to the art when doing the creation, so skills from other fields, like carving, is applied on making wonderful watches. With great talent and years of rich experiences, masters express their arts on every Piaget watches, outcompeting other watches. So here today, we will talk about two great skills from other fields.
Shell Carving was born in 18th century. It is said that it was invented by wheal hunter who want to kill their leisure time through such a way. So, teeth from whale or ivory from morse are the best material for the shell carving. Sometimes, skeleton from mammal is used, too. Patterns on those materials come from pictures, illustrations, and scene of hunting whale. Back then, sailors used needles that was used in sewing canvas, ash and juice of tobacco as hue to create beautiful patterns. Now, this old workmanship has no change at all. Shell carving requires high-dense materials, and the surface of the material should also be smooth. But due to the increasing advocate for preserving animals, shell carving masters have to turn their eyes into other new materials. Piaget hired the most renowned masters and tried their best to extend this skills to the watch. Shell carving require solid knowledge about painting and carving, and Richard Miller is one of those great artists. Under this pair of magic hands, a stunning world map is about to come to exist. Artists make an arc effect on the dial, then the ocean and mainland is emerged. Next, the small points shape dot lines in a tense way or cameo.
Finally, the grisaille is painted to finish the last polishing. Piaget extends this great technology into its watches, then great works are done.