In 2014 Piaget its celebrating its 140th anniversary and marks the occasion by launching the world’s thinnest mechanical watch at just 3.65mm – the Altiplano 38 mm 900P. The luxury watchmaker has come up with a revolutionary device (patent pending) representing a major breakthrough in ensuring the reliability of this type of watch:
“Instead of fitting the hands above the bridges, Piaget has placed them underneath, thereby freeing up space between the cannon-pinion and the crystal. When the latter is deformed by the effects of pressure, it presses not on the hands – placed below the bridge level – but instead on the wheel-train bridge, thus avoiding any consequences on the rate of the movement.”
The design of the Piaget Altiplano 900P includes a case and movement which are one unit, with a total of 145 components. The Altiplano 38 mm 900P is manually wound, and has a generous power reserve of around 48 hours. This technological marvel will be available in 18k white gold with a black alligator strap and it is expected to be priced around $25,000.
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