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World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch, Piaget Altiplano 900

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 replica 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…

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Piaget Highlights from SIHH 2014

Piaget Highlights from SIHH 2014

Piaget Altiplano 38mm adorned with scrimshaw engraving Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P in white gold Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Diamond-Set Skeleton Exceptional Piaget Altiplano with a silk dial featuring gold thread embroidery Piaget Altiplano Embroidered with diamonds Piaget Altiplano 38mm, gold dial adorned with bullino engraving Piaget Altiplano with a silk dial featuring gold thread embroidery Piaget Altiplano 900P Diamond-Set Piaget Altiplano 900P Diamond-Set Piaget Altiplano 900P Diamond-Set Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P in white gold Fullscreen Ahead of SIHH 2014,…

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Tour of Piaget’s two Manufactures

Tour of Piaget’s two Manufactures

La Côte-aux-Fées workshops Neuchâtel (built in 1945) At this level, picking the perfect jewel is essential Watchmaker in La Côte-aux-Fées Hand engraving station in Plan-les-Ouates Verifying tolerances, a task that is even more difficult when dealing with ultra-thin movements Custom jewelry piece at final design stage in Plan-les-Ouates Movement testing in La Côte-aux-Fées Hand setting of diamonds in Plan-les-Ouates Movement assembly and testing in Plan-les-Ouates Three stages of machine polishing, from left to right, dull to fully polished Diamond tipped…

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Hands-On with Piaget Vintage Inspired Black Tie

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. The dial is black onyx and features white gold hour and minute hands. Inside, is Piaget’s 534P caliber automatic movement. The caseback is solid and…

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Introducing the Piaget Polo S

Introducing the Piaget Polo S

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 replica 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…

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Introducing the Piaget Altiplano 900P Only Watch 2015

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…

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New 40mm Piaget Altiplano Date Introduced At SIHH

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 replica 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). Powered by the famously thin…

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Piaget Altiplano Flyback Chronograph Hands-On

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 replica 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…

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

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

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…

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