The Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget’s other field of undeniable historical legitimacy lies in its mastery of ultra-thin watchmaking. Since 1957 and the launch of the 9P movement measuring just 2 mm thick, its expertise in the field of ultra-thin movements has given rise to a number of complex calibres and to one of the brand’s most iconic lines, Altiplano.
Following in its wake, other models have risen to the challenge of extreme slenderness, including the Dancer openworked watch that provides an opportunity to explore a number of skills including gemsetting a skeleton movement. Now, a gem set version of the Dancer openworked watch becomes the part of Piaget’s latest exceptional pieces collection.
It is indeed the world’s thinnest gemset mechanical watch. It features the exquisite grace of a white gold Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie interpretation. Its slim case lends itself perfectly to the expertise of extremely precise gemsetting. Only the skillful hands of the jewellery and gemsetters, only the most experienced eye, can guarantee the meticulous care devoted to such a work of art.
This unique creation is the culmination of 700 hours of development and 325 hours of gemsetting. Around 1,194 brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, totalling approximately 31.8 carats, sparkle on this model beating to the rhythm of gemset Calibre 838D. It is a spectacular show of transparency that meets the gaze. The movement appears to be floating weightless in mid-air, looking much like luxurious openworked embroidery that makes an elegant match for the suppleness and comfort of a chic and elegant bracelet.
Case and bracelet
Case in 18K, white gold set with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.2 cts) and 52 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.8 cts).
Crown set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.2 ct).
Bracelet in white gold set with 277 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.6 cts) and 488 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 24.4 cts).
Sapphire crystal case back.
Manufacture Piaget 838D ultra-thin mechanical skeleton movement set in white gold with manual winding and small seconds.
Movement set with 219 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.5 ct) and 8 black sapphires (approx. 0.2 ct).
Functions: Small seconds at 10 o’clock, Hours, Minutes
Technical features: Balance with screws
Power reserve (in hours) : Approx. 61
Frequency (vph) : 21,600
Frequency (Hz) : 3
Diameter (lines) : 12.00
Diameter (mm) : 26.8
Number of jewels : 19
Thickness (mm) : 3.1
Number of components : 131
Finishing: Bridges circular-grained, drawn and bevelled by hand, Guilloché sunburst motif, Mainplate circular-grained, drawn and bevelled by hand.