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SIHH 2018: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Watch

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At an unbelievably thin (2 mm), the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. And while it is only a concept, the design features will be commercialized for use in future production models. Piaget already announced the world’s thinnest automatic watch (4.30 mm), which is undoubtedly impressive, last month. But this watch is less than half that at a mind-blowing (2 mm) which is only a hair thicker than a nickel which is (1.95 mm). To give some additional perspective, the watch is not much thicker than the leather strap attached to it (1.1 mm). Of course, when you make a thin watch, the weight typically goes down too, and in this instance, the 41 mm diameter case is crafted from a cobalt-based alloy that weighs a total of 21 grams. Comparatively, most mechanical watches weight around

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Pre-SIHH 2018: Piaget Altiplano 910P

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The Altiplano Ultimate 910P, which Piaget previewed this week ahead of SIHH 2018, is now the world’s thinnest automatic at a svelte 4.30 mm. Other notable record-breaking thin watches are the Piaget Altiplano 900P which is the thinnest mechanical watch at 3.65 mm, the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 which has the thinnest mechanical movement at 1.64 mm, and the Bulgari Otto Finissimo which is the thinnest automatic watch with a traditional movement and case configuration at 5.15 mm. The thing is, the Piaget 910P does not have a traditional movement and case. Like the watch it’s based on, the 900P, the movement, and the case are one. And is this instance Piaget has increased the case size from 38 mm to 41 mm, to allow for a 22K peripheral rotor to oscillate discreetly around the edge of the case,

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Piaget produces limited edition collection to celebrate 60 years of the Altiplano

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Piaget will launch a new ultra-thin limited edition collection later this month at the SIHH 2017 trade show in Geneva as an homage to the first Altiplano that debuted in 1957. After introducing the controversial Polo S collection this past summer, Piaget – a leader in ultra-thin timepieces, with a rich history that started in the Swiss Jura mountains in the beautiful town of La Côte-aux-Fées, in 1874 – has gone back to their origins. Piaget brand ambassador Ryan Reynolds wearing a 38 mm Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary edition The new Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition collection will be available in two sizes: 38 mm x 6.0 mm and 43 mm x 7.65 mm. Crafted from 18K white gold, both versions feature a blue sunburst crosshair dial with white gold applied indexes and white gold baton-shaped hour and minute

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Introducing the Piaget Polo S

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Sharing the iconic cushion-shape inspired design of the Emperador collection blended with the round look of the existing Polo collection, Piaget has unveiled an all-new model called the Piaget Polo S. The Swiss-based watchmaker refers to the design as a round case and bezel, “juxtaposed with a cushion-shaped face.” Designed and manufactured exclusively by Piaget, the new Polo S is offered in either an automatic, utilizing the new Piaget 1110P movement, or a chronograph equipped with the new Piaget 1160P movement. The new collection consists of five total references. The Polo S Automatic with a blue, gray, or white dial for $9350. And the Polo S Chronograph with a white or blue dial that retails for $12,400. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The Automatic version measures a sleek 9.4 mm, with the Chronograph measuring 11.2 mm in thickness. The dials all

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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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Piaget Altiplano Flyback Chronograph Hands-On

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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 gray variation. They also introduced some interesting Scrimshaw and Embroidered Altiplano timepieces. (Piaget Altiplano 38mm adorned with scrimshaw engraving - pictured top.)

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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. Unlike virtually all other ultra-thin timepieces, the key to the record breaking thinness (3.65 mm) is not what you might expect. It is not the result of paring an ultra-thin caliber with an ultra-thin case. Instead, it was achieved by combining the case and the movement. Quite simply, the caseback acts as the mainplate (as you can see in the diagram below). As of right now Piaget has only officially revealed that it will be available in a 38 mm

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