The Watch: Gouverneur Tourbillon in white gold with diamonds, by Piaget.
Piaget’s recently relaunched Gouverneur range is a befitting addition to the manufacture’s elegant Black Tie collection of dress watches. It is distinctive yet understated, and thoroughly good looking, thanks to a studied play on shapes that warrant a second look. An oval dial opening is encased within a round case, while other dial elements reinforce the timepiece’s visual symmetry and easy equilibrium. Three mechanical models have been introduced in the range including an automatic calendar, a chronograph and the stunning tourbillon. First introduced at the 2012 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Piaget announced the availability of the range in Singapore with an intimate dinner at The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s floating pod late last year, much to the delight of its guests.
1 — Heart of a Winner
The flying tourbillon at the top bears a stylised “P” that does one rotation per minute and functions as the watch’s seconds hand.
2 — Round the Bend
The watch’s round white gold case is studded with 128 brilliant-cut graduated diamonds that outline its oval dial opening.
3 — Modern Age
The minimalist-looking astronomical moon-phase display requires a one-day correction once every 122 years.
This 43mm timepiece is equipped with an ultra-thin mechanical hand-wound moon-phase tourbillon movement (just 4.5mm thick) and a power reserve of about 40 hours.