The collaboration was revealed at a morning breakfast held at Nathalie Trad’s boutique in the Dubai Design District, D3. Timepieces from Piaget’s Limelight Gala collection were showcased alongside eye-catching clutch bags from the internationally acclaimed designer. A number of these bags draw on design elements from Piaget’s watches for their unique styles.
The cracked mother-of-pearl and brass of Nathalie Trad's clutch with Piaget's Limelight Gala timepieces
One example is a sculptural clutch handcrafted in contrasting brass and mother-of-pearl. The design looks to the Limelight Gala Milanese timepiece by Piaget, with Nathalie saying, “The rim is inlayed with brass in a hairline polish finish in contrast with a body meticulously inlayed with cracked mother-of-pearl, which reflects and catches the light beautifully as well as being an ode to craftsmanship.”
These bags are the latest example of Nathalie’s focus on creating unique pieces that fuse materials together in fluid, frequently asymmetrical designs. The watchmaker-jeweller is thrilled with the partnership, with Piaget CEO Chabi Nouri stating, “It is an honour for Piaget that our artistry and craftsmanship have been so beautifully captured in Nathalie Trad’s recent line of pieces.”
Piaget's Limelight Gala timepiece in white gold and diamonds against the cracked mother-of-pearl of one of Nathalie Trad's latest clutches
Whilst the Limelight Gala watch was first created in the 1970s, Piaget introduced an exclusively gold-clad version in 2016. Seamlessly blending watch and jewellery styles, the timepiece features the Maison’s finely woven Milanese mesh strap in either pink or white gold, complete with diamonds to complement its silk-like effect.
With imagination and craftsmanship at its core, the Piaget X Nathalie Trad collaboration perfectly blends contemporary fashion with luxury jewels.