Now we see many fantastic watches each year, now and then when they’re going to be dispatched and in some cases when there’s still a lot of work before it’s fit to be dispatched. Yet, what we had the opportunity to see at Piaget the other day, was basically incredible, and appropriately mind-boggling. Piaget has made a watch with a thickness of simply 2.00 millimeter. What’s more, I’m not talking about the development, the whole watch is 2mm thick. That’s thinner than the leather lash on your watch, thinner than a Swiss five Franc coin.
Piaget has a long history of super thin watches, and they have established various precedents in this field. In 1957 they introduced the thinnest hand-wound development ever, calibre 9P, that is just 2mm thick. After three years they introduced the programmed type 12P measuring 2.3 mm thick. There have been significantly more in the previous many years, and simply a month prior they dispatched the thinnest programmed watch, measuring simply 4.3mm thick, and with that crushing the past record for the thinnest watch that was at 5.15mm (Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic).
Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Concept is, obviously, a concept watch and won’t be available to be purchased. The brand will actually want to learn numerous things by developing a particularly fabulous concept watch, and a significant number of the materials and procedures can find their way to the real assortment. That’s great and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact of this, yet then again, I can likewise imagine that some of you couldn’t want anything more than to buy this thinnest watch ever. Simply imagine, they went from a 2mm development in 1957, which was at that point the thinnest development in the world, to a 2mm watch in 2018. Mind boggling…
UPDATE: we just distributed the long inside and out article from Xavier, our specialized manager, explaining all quick and dirty subtleties of this fantastic watch . It’s simply loaded with brilliant arrangements and another material for the case/main-plate, so a decent story or the Sunday evening. Enjoy!
More subtleties on www.piaget.com .