Piaget recently celebrated the launch of its record-breaking timepiece, the Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P in Dubai. Taking place at the at the Upper Terrace of the Traiteur restaurant at the Park Hyatt Hotel, the event was graced by select VIP guests and friends of Piaget.
Guests were also shown a movie about how the timepiece attained the record for ‘Thinnest mechanical watch of the World’ thus giving Piaget the title of ‘The Master of the ultra-thin.’
With its slender form and cutting-edge technology the Altiplano 38 mm 900P merges the hand-wound calibre with the case elements, and is designed as a single entity in order to achieve its impressive thin frame at just 3.65 mm. Made of pink or white gold 18 carat, this timepiece’s calibre and case unite to form a whole with a black-coated movement. The timepiece also has a generous power reserve of around 48 hours.
The piece represents an achievement in over half a century of virtuoso skills displayed in the realm of ultra-thin watchmaking where Piaget reigns supreme. It also conveys the excellence of the two integrated Manufactures run by the Maison. But the secret of this extreme thinness lies in the case itself, which also serves as a main plate. Housing both the calibre and the case, the case back was itself machine-tooled to accommodate the mechanical components. This most complex of architectures also required the reverse construction of the movement, with bridges fitted on the dial side, thus rendering them visible and requiring close attention to the watch’s aesthetics. The sunburst chamfered bridges are black offering an elegant contrast to the white gold of the case.
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