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Piaget Ultra-Thin Altiplano Exhibition

Oct 23, 2011

In collaboration with renowned luxurious watchmaker Piaget, Emperor Watch and Jewellery presents “Piaget Ultra-Thin Altiplano Exhibition”, featuring a series of ultra-thin watches from Piaget’s legendary Altiplano collection, including the world’s thinnest automatic watch from 1st to 30th November.

 
With tribute to the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget’s legendary Calibre 12P, the world’s thinnest mechanical self-winding movement at the time of 1960, Piaget presents Calibre 1208P – the mechanism that has once again set new limits by becoming the thinnest self-winding movement currently on the market, at 2.35 mm.
 
Equipping one of Piaget’s iconic models, the Altiplano, the watch features a case size of 43 mm in diameter and thickness of only 5.25 mm, making it the thinnest watch in its category. This exceptional piece is modest about its achievements, since amid the current frantic race toward ever more complicated models, it displays only essentials: hours, minutes and small seconds on a subdial.
 
Building on this historical legitimacy, the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget has constantly cultivated and enriched its know-how in the highly technical segment of ultra- thin movements, of which the most recent are the 430P (2.1 mm thick) created in 1998 and the 830P (2.5 mm) launched in 2007. This expertise in the area of ultra-thin movements has also given rise to complicated calibres such as the 600P, the world’s thinnest shaped tourbillon movement at 3.5 mm; the 880P, equipped with a flyback chronograph and a dual time-zone function and measuring a mere 5.65 mm thick; and finally, the 855P that manages to accommodate within just 5.6 mm a perpetual calendar, retrograde displays and a dual time-zone indication.
 
50 years after Calibre 12P was first commercialised, the 1208P self-winding movement not only earns the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget a new record in the quest for the thinnest self-winding movement, but also enriches an incredibly rich portfolio of movements stemming from decades of creativity, inventions, as well as technical and human investments. This watchmaking heritage alone is sufficient to assert the brand’s stature as one of the handful of truly great Manufactures in the noblest sense of the term.
 
Piaget Ultra-Thin Altiplano Exhibition
Exhibition Period: 1-30 November, 2011
Exhibition Location: Shop A&B, G/F, 54-56 Russell Street, Causeway Bay
Shop 1&3, G/F, 26 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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