Piaget, Cartier & Dior: the latest news from French fine jewelry

Marianne Riou

With collections that are always renewed and innovative, the big French jewelry and fine jewelry houses have not finished dazzling us. We shine a spotlight on the latest creations and news from Piaget, Cartier and Dior.

It is Dorothée Gilbert who opens the ball! The famous star dancer from the Paris Opera ballet is, indeed, the new figurehead for Piaget in France
(Jessica Chastain is the international ambassador). And what a figurehead! Dorothée Gilbert is for the occasion, photographed in all her splendor, dressed in the house’s iconic jewelry, by James Bort, who is at home in the world of luxury, dance and fine jewelry.


With the Possession collection, Piaget intends to offer women talisman jewels, companions to get them through their daily lives. Two rings that are joined and turn on themselves, a common gesture for illustrating time standing still… With the slogan “Turn and the world is yours” and a project carried by thirteen well-known bloggers, from around the world (#PiagetPossession #MyTurn), the house is moving with the times and using the social networks to win-over women of today.

possession Piaget

Staying with Piaget, the house has decided to dress its Altiplano watch, with the emblematic ultra-flat strap, in gold. An innovation that breathes new life into this simple, urban chic model. Pink or gray gold, with a bezel adorned with diamonds or polished, for ladies or men, elegance is not compromised for comfort, the flexibility of the strap has been designed to allow your wrist to move smoothly. Finally, the greatest care has been taken with the Manufacture automatic winding mechanical movement 534P*, down to the smallest finishings: Circular “Côtes de Genève”, pearled bottom plate and chamfered bridges are all the luxury details that are so dear to Piaget.

Altiplano Piaget

For its part the Maison Cartier, has revealed their latest collection under the evocative name “Clé, which includes a sapphire on its winder. Finesse, gentle lines and precision sum up this new model.


You may recall that earlier in the year, at the SIHH, Cartier unveiled its magnificent designs in fine jewelry and watchmaking for 2015, pushing back the limits of the possible: Rêves de panthères watches, Aten High Jewelry Secret Hour Watch or High Jewelry Visible Hour Watch, Sobek High Jewelry Visible Hour Watch, etc. Who could resist the pleasure of going back for another look!

Cartier is innovating once again with its new jewelry setting, revealed at the SIHH, the Serti Vibrant mechanism, embodied by the Ballon Bleu watch (caliber 430 M movement, 18 carat rhodium plated white gold strap, 985 diamonds, 8.82 carats): the diamonds that decorate the dial “vibrate” and dance as you move! Absolutely incredible! (Picture above the article).

At Dior, it is the Rose des vents that in the gifted hands of Victoire de Castellane becomes the emblem of the new jewelry collection. This star is well-known by the house as it was the good luck charm for its creator Christian Dior: “Behind this symbol of travel we find Christian Dior’s star and the idea of the good luck charm, but also the rose, his favorite flower,” said Victoire de Castellane. Another modern, nomadic and resolutely fun collection, which includes a bracelet, necklace or choker, decorated with mother of pearl, turquoise, diamond, lapis lazuli, etc.


* Self-winding through the movement of the wrist when the watch is worn