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An Anthem for the Rose

Piaget Altiplano

Dick Steenman, an artisan gifted with multiple talents and beneath whose nimble fingers the pink gold of the dial becomes the Piaget rose. The artist uses a scriber to outline the petals. Then comes a crucial stage in the engraver’s work due to the extreme thinness of the dial: namely “sculpting” each petal. The goal is to create a depth effect, given that the dial thickness has been reduced to the very limits of feasibility in keeping with the ultra-thin nature of this model. The surgically accurate gesture required to avoid piercing the precious metal is patiently repeated as the work begins to take shape. The result is a masterpiece of delicacy and sensuality that takes more than 30 hours of craftsmanship to achieve.

Altiplano Piaget

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