Founded on a family farm in 1874 by Georges Edouard Piaget in the Swiss Jura mountains, the company’s early years were spent crafting pocket watches and high-precision large clock movements. Timothee Piaget, the son, took over from his father in 1911 and from that date forward the company has been dedicated to the production of primarily luxury wrist watches. The firm became expert at producing brand new ultra-thin movements and today produce a line of wristwatches called Altiplano which are amongst the thinnest automatic mechanical timepieces in the world. Over time Piaget developed a relationship with royalty and produced traditional jewelry which led them in 1964 to create watches with dials worked in precious stones: lapis-lazuli, enamel, turquoise, onyx, diamonds, mother of pearl, meteorite and tiger's eye. Today Piaget owns the largest jewelry workshop in Geneva Switzerland and each stone is cut, adjusted and set by hand. The diamonds meet the highest standards of color (D to G) and clarity (IF to VVS.) Metals used in production include stainless steel, 18K yellow, rose and white gold, and platinum and the most popular watch styles are Polo, Dancer, Black Tie, Limelight, Possession, Skeleton and Tourbillon. Piaget SA is part of the Richemont group and has stores and brand boutiques in 80 countries around the world.