The Clock Tower | PIAGET
Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Piaget sign an agreement for the maintenance and revision services of the mechanism of the clock in the Tower of Venice
After Piaget financed and provided horological advice for the restoration of the movement of the clock of the Tower of Venice, in the 500th anniversary of the construction of the Clock Tower of Venice (1996-99), and for the restoration of the mechanism of the clock in Palazzo Ducale in Venice (2006), the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Piaget sign a new agreement to reinforce their partnership.
This agreement has as a subject the finance and support of the maintenance and revision services of the mechanism of the clock of the Tower of Venice.
Also, Piaget agrees to finance the special service and maintenance of the clock of Tower of Venice, such as the full revision of the mechanism of the clock and its components, as well as all the wearing parts. Such special revision will be performed every other year.
Piaget will be the exclusive contributor to the maintenance and servicing of the mechanism of the clock of the Tower of Venice for the duration of the agreement.
PIAGET – Since its foundation in 1874 by Georges Edouard Piaget, Piaget has been cultivating a spirit of luxury while emphasising its creativity, attention to detail and fully integrated watchmaking and jewellery expertise.
Originally specialised in the design and production of watch movements, the Manufacture expanded the scope of its expertise with the launch, in the 1940s, of its own watches – becoming famous for its ultra-thin watches and jewellery watches – and later on, its jewellery collections.
Piaget’s deep-felt attachment to traditions and its expertise in movement manufacturing made it a natural choice for the city of Venice as a partner in restoring the Torre dell’Orologio on St. Mark’s Square, a legendary monument bearing eloquent testimony to the history of time measurement.