With the introduction of the Altiplano ultimate concept, 2020’s watches and wonders event once again sees Piaget at the pinnacle of the ultra-thin watchmaking world.
The quest to make mechanical timepieces thinner has been ever present within the industry. Many of the world’s greatest watchmaking powers have spent decades perfecting the precision engineering required to make an ultra-thin timepiece. The likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin and more recently Bulgari have at one time lead in the pursuit of thin. One name however has been the consistent king of the art, Piaget.
In 1957 Piaget introduced their Calibre 9P, a 2mm thick mechanical movement that lead the way in the battle to deliver the worlds thinnest watch. Piaget have spent the next 4 plus decades delivering more than two dozen ultra-thin movements, culminating in the 2020 release of the Calibre 900P-UC ultra-thin mechanical movement.
The culmination of 4 years of research and development, Piaget set about its vision to redefine the codes of watchmaking by amalgamating case and movement to deliver something truly marvellous. The Altiplano ultimate concept measures in just 2mm, case and all, shattering the boundaries of horological micro-engineering.
The uniquely skeletonised design shows the intricacies involved in this ground-breaking timepiece. 41mm diameter and available in three variations all in a cobalt alloy the Altiplano ultimate concept weighs in at a miniscule 14.2g.
Black with silver coloured case.
White with blue dial face
Black on Black
With Piaget showcasing its prowess for precision, here at Watchadvice we are excited for the retorts in the years ahead.
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Specification:
Dimensions: 41mm diameter and a thickness of 2mm
Case: Cobalt-based high-tech alloy
Finishing: Black PVD-treated and satin-brushed baseplate and caseback, polished case
Crystal: sapphire crystal
Movement: Piaget 900P-UC
Functions: Hours, minutes offset at 12 o’clock
Frequency: 28,800 vph/ 4 Hz
Power Reserve: Approximately 40 hours