In the world of fine watchmaking, finishing touches take on supreme importance. The actual value of the watch may be determined by the singular expertise brought to bear on its completion. Beyond mere performance, a movement’s worth is measured by the quality of its surfaces, however tiny they may be. Depending on their type, components are bevelled, polished, brushed, blued, stippled, adorned with Côtes de Genève decoration, engraved, openworked, etc. Cases and straps must meet the same standards of perfection. Craftsmen work by hand, polishing or satin-brushing, hunting down the tiniest flaws with the aid of a microscope. The perfect fit of a watch bracelet or strap is another of Piaget’s preoccupations and sophisticated designs enable a watch to fit any shape of wrist. Every component is the object of meticulous care and rigorous testing, a concern evinced in details such as the applique hour-markers and the buckles and clasps which are virtually always crafted in 18-carat gold.