1996-1999: Restoration of the clock mechanism
Over the centuries there has not only been restoration work to remedy the effects of wear and tear, but there have also been substantial functional and technical modifications.
In particular, a detailed survey and then a precise plan of restoration were undertaken in 1996, when Piaget underwrote all the costs of the work on the clock and associated mechanisms.
The first phases of work, which coincided with the 500th anniversary of the completion of the structure, involved conservation work on the clock. Subsequent phases involved consolidation of the tower structure and the re-installation of the, now fully functional, clock mechanism.
2012-2017: Maintenance and revision of the mechanism
After Piaget financed and provided horological advice for the restoration of the movement of the clock of the Tower of Venice 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, valid until 2017, 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.