Two Oscar-nominated actors, Demián Bichir and Gary Oldman were seen wearing Piaget watches on the 84th Academy Award ceremony, at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California. They both chose the truncated round shape models from Piaget’s Black Tie collection and went with two modified tank styles. The best actor nominee for his role in “A Better Life” opted a Piaget Emperador in 18-carat white gold; while the latter, a veteran of the red carpet and Best Actor nominee for a fantastic performance in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” sported a Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne watch handcrafted in 18-carat white gold. Both timepieces feature 30 seconds retrograde counter at 12 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock.
The complex retrograde seconds mechanism is a unique features of self-winding mechanical movement calibre 560P, developed by Piaget’s engineers and master watchmakers for 24 months. It traces an arc from 0 to 30, and then jumps back – at 61 kilometers per hour – to its starting point. The engineers focused on the shock-absorption for the seconds hand while the watchmaker crafted aesthetic details such as circular Côtes de Genève decorations, circular-grained main plate, beveled and hand-drawn movement bridges, blued screws – all signature features of Haute Horlogerie from Piaget.
The Piaget Black Tie Collection bears the most sophisticated movements to life as it integrates over fourteen different Piaget’s calibers – from the world’s thinnest tourbillon to the perpetual calendar. It is a combination of elegance, precision and performance. Also, it offers the amazing expertise of a Manufacture dedicated to superiority.
Demián Bichir dressed in Piaget at the 2012 Academy Awards
Demián Bichir’s Piaget Emperador watch at the 2012 Academy Awards
Piaget Emperador - G0A33072 watch as worn by Demián Bichir includes 18k white gold applied on its contemporary classic case (32 x 41 mm, 5.1 thick), hour markers and Piaget coat of arms. It has power reserve of 40 hours.
Gary Oldman and his wife Alexandra Edenborough at the 2012 Academy Awards
Gary Oldman wore a Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne watch
Inspired by the 1933 model, Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne watch G0A33061 as worn by Gary Oldman features a 18k white gold case (31 x 46 mm, thickness 5.1 mm) and signature applied baton-shaped our markers. The movement includes three compications: retrograde seconds, power-reserve indicator and a large date window.