If there is one thing that never changes at Piaget, it is the tireless determination to constantly push the boundaries of the infinitely small, as can attest the impressive succession of record-thin achievements that have punctuated the history of the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie for over 50 years.
Now the manufacture presents two exceptional new models, each of which sets a double record in its category. The classic and timeless Piaget Altiplano Date model boasts the Caliber 1205P, the world’s thinnest automatic movement at just 3mm thick, housed in a likewise record-breaking 6.36mm case.
Marrying Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie, the Piaget Altiplano automatic gem-set Skeleton watch dazzles with its Caliber 1200D, whose mainplate and functional parts are entirely set with gemstones. It’s a level of expertise exclusively mastered by the Manufacture Piaget, combined with another double ultra-thin record: 3 mm for the movement and 6.10 mm for the case.
As the 12th movement specifically dedicated to the Altiplano Collection, Caliber 1205P was developed on the basis of the 1208P presented by Piaget in 2010. Loyal to the signature codes of the latter, it also drives an off-centered small seconds indication, and for the first time displays the date. In addition, it is distinguished from its illustrious predecessor by being fitted inside a slightly smaller 40mm case - the perfect size to accommodate it.
The sapphire crystal case back reveals the full wealth of a movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house by Piaget. No less than 221 parts patiently designed, produced and assembled by hand combine to form an intricate and supremely delicate mechanical composition.
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