At the 2014 Geneva watch exhibition, Piaget once again stunning the audience with ultra-thin watches. This new watch design showcases advanced and innovative technology, and is specially named 900P to commemorate the count The first ultra-thin hand-wound movement, the 9P, introduced in 1957. The 9P movement is only 2 mm thick, successfully establishing Piaget’s position in ultra-thin watchmaking. The new Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P, with a thickness of only 3.65 mm, is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. Official model: G0A39111
In 1960, Piaget set a new record with the 12P movement, which was only 2.3 mm thick, making it the world’s thinnest automatic winding movement at the time. Since then, the brand has successively refreshed the ultra-thin records of many manual and automatic winding movements, and some are equipped with complex functions. Among them, the best include the world’s thinnest manual winding rectangular tourbillon movement 600P, and among the same type of movement The thinnest automatic winding movement 1208P and so on.
Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P is the highlight of Piaget’s Geneva watch exhibition this year. The manual winding movement and the case are integrated into a whole, with a thickness of only 3.65 mm, setting a new world ultra-thin record.
The mystery of this ultra-thin watch is buried in the structure of the case: the case is also the main plate of the movement, the movement and the case are integrated, and the mechanical parts are directly mounted on the case. Such a complicated structure means that the movement of the movement needs to be turned upside down. The bridge is mounted on the side close to the dial. In order to enhance the aesthetics, the bridge design is exposed.
In order to further reduce the space of a few millimeters, Piaget has also compressed the entire movement and the pointer installation system as much as possible, and the thickness is thinner than the balance wheel, so that the hour and minute hands can be displayed eccentrically, implementing the classic design features of the Piaget Altiplano series.
Piaget insists that while thinning ultra-thin watch parts, it will never sacrifice the accuracy of the watch, nor will it compromise the finish of the watch. The Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P was born with this conviction. Even if some of the 145 parts of the watch are hidden inside, the craftsman still carefully polishes each part, showing the highest watchmaking tradition with long-time manual techniques. Ultra-thin watch parts are thin and precise, and the finishing work is more sophisticated than ordinary watch parts.
Seen from the side, the case is quite thin with a thickness of only 3.65 mm. What is this concept? The thickness of a dollar that we usually see everyday is about 2 millimeters, so the thickness of this watch is less than the thickness of two stacked coins.
Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P’s 145 parts are all reduced to the smallest size. The smallest part is only slightly thicker than the diameter of the hair. Some gears are thinner to only 0.12 mm (the thickness of the classic movement is 0.20 mm). The gap between the parts also needs to be carefully calculated. During the design, the position of each part is delicately arranged, with an accuracy of one hundredth of a millimeter, so that the fixed parts and the moving parts are perfectly joined to ensure that the moving parts can move smoothly, thereby ensuring the machine. The core operates smoothly.
At the same time, the case back that also serves as the main splint is polished and sandblasted, and decorated with Piaget’s classic logo.
Summary: The production process of this ultra-thin masterpiece took a full three years. The watchmaker, case craftsman and designer cooperated in each stage of research and development, production, adjustment and retouching to promote the Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P. Birth. Characterizing Piaget’s remarkable skills across the half century in ultra-thin watchmaking, the Altiplano 38mm 900P watch combines the two great achievements of the Piaget family, bringing together the talents of watchmakers, case makers and designers. Yi Bing gives this masterpiece a reliable and precise vitality. (House of Watches Picture / Text Source)
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