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Introducing the Piaget Altiplano 900P Only Watch 2015

Piaget creates a one-of-a-kind edition of the Altiplano 900P 38 mm for Only Watch 2015. The 18K white gold case has the movement built right into the caseback resulting in a case just 3.65 mm thick, and the designation as the world’s thinnest hand-wound mechanical timepiece. This special Only Watch edition, is the same as the orignal model we premiered in December 2013, except the hour and minute hands are red, and the caseback is enrgraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2015 – unique piece.” (Ref. G0A40510)

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EXCLUSIVE: Piaget Altiplano Flyback Chronograph Hands-On

Ahead of its official debut at SIHH 2015 next month, La Côte-aux-Fées based manufacture Piaget gave us a hands-on preview of their new record breaking ultra-thin chronograph. Like the 900P that was introduced last year at SIHH, this watch is unprecedented in terms of thinness. With a case that is just 8.24 mm thick, and a movement that is a mere 4.65 mm, the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph is the thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph in the world in terms of the ultra-thin caliber and the case. But just because it is thin, don’t think that it sacrifices the premium features high-end chronograph buyers expect. The in-house caliber 883P (based on the 880P automatic) features a column-wheel with vertical clutch, a flyback, and exquisite finishing that includes: circular Côtes de Genève, a circular-grained mainplate, bevelled bridges, sunburst wheels and blued screws. In

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Hands-On with Piaget Vintage Inspired Black Tie

Yesterday, we got an exclusive preview of a new 1960s inspired timepiece that Piaget will launch at SIHH 2015. The Black Tie timepiece comes in a thin 40 mm by 45 mm 18K white gold cushion case, with a distinctive multi-stepped bezel (similar to the Piaget Beta 21) that has both satin-brushed and polished surfaces.

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Tour of Piaget's two Manufactures

In the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, which is in the Neuchâtel region of Switzerland, Georges Piaget founded Piaget in 1874. Since the beginning, the company was dedicated to producing pocket watches and high-precision clock movements for prestigious brands. In 1911, Piaget began producing wristwatches, however, it was not until 1943 that they started selling watches under the Piaget name. Previously, all wristwatch movements were sold to other brands (a testament to the Piaget’s watch manufacturing capabilities). In 1957, at the Baselworld fair, Piaget introduced the world’s thinnest hand-wound mechanical movement (2 mm), the caliber 9P. Then, in 1960, they introduced the thinnest automatic movement in the world (2.3 mm), the caliber 12P. In 1964, Piaget presented their first watches with dials worked in precious stones: lapis-lazuli, turquoise, onyx and tiger’s eye. Piaget then launched the iconic cuff watch, a ladies’

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Piaget Highlights from SIHH 2014

Ahead of SIHH 2014, Piaget introduced the ground-breaking Altiplano 900P 38 mm which is the world’s thinnest mechanical timepiece. At SIHH, they unveiled additional versions of the 900P, including a beautiful rose gold and grey variation. They also introduced some interesting Scrimshaw and Embroidered Altiplano timepieces. (Click the image to view the slideshow.)

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World's Thinnest Mechanical Watch, Piaget Altiplano 900

SIHH 2014 Preview - Piaget Altiplano 900P Piaget, the leader of ultra-thin wristwatches, has done it again. With the creation of the Altiplano 900P 38mm, they have broken the record for the world’s thinnest watch. Paying homage to the brand’s historic ultra-thin 9P caliber, the 900P is in many ways as important today, as the 9P was back in 1957.

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New 40mm Piaget Altiplano Date Introduced At SIHH

Piaget introduced the world’s thinnest Minute Repeater at SIHH this past January. They also added to their Altiplano line with the world’s thinnest automatic watch and movement with a date. Not only did they add a date, but they also reduced the case diameter from 43 mm to 40 mm for this particular model. In comparison to the larger 43 mm Altiplanos, the 40 mm model seems just right on my wrist (see below).

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The Piaget Emperador Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater at SIHH

Introduced at SIHH 2013 yesterday, this is the Piaget Emperador Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater — the world’s thinnest minute repeater.

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Pre-SIHH 2013: Piaget Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater

This is Piaget’s new Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater that will be officially announced next month at SIHH. Housed in a record-breaking ultra-thin (9.4 mm) Emperador Coussin case, and powered by a super thin mechanical movement (4.8 ) — this is both world’s thinnest mechanical minute repeater movement and timepiece. The Piaget Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater (caliber 1290P) is an in-house self-winding manufacture movement with 407 components, 44 jewels, a rate of 21,600 vph (3Hz), and a 40-hour power reserve. A sapphire case-back that allows a view of the superb finishing on the back: circular Côtes-de-Genève, bridges hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, sunburst satin-brushed wheels, pink gold-toned platinum oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms, pink gold and rhodium plated polished screws, “P” fixed to the regulator assembly as Piaget signature. The dial is sapphire and allows a view into

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A Tour of both of Piaget's Manufactures

In the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, which is in the Neuchâtel region of Swtizerland, Georges Piaget founded Piaget in 1874. Since the beginning, the company was dedicated to producing pocket watches and high-precision clock movements for prestigious brands. In 1911, Piaget began producing wristwatches, however, it was not until 1943 that they started selling watches under the Piaget name. Previously, all wristwatch movements were sold to other brands (a testament to the Piaget’s watch manufacturing capabilities).

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