The Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget is reiterating its support for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy by taking part in Only Watch for the sixth consecutive time.
For this sixth edition of Only Watch, Piaget has interpreted its emblematic Altiplano 900P in a version that is unique as it is original, fitted for the very first time with red hands. Neither entirely a movement nor exactly a case – or rather both at once: the Altiplano 38 mm 900P is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. Merging the hand-wound calibre with the case elements, it is designed as a single entity in order to achieve record-breaking slenderness at just 3.65 mm thin.
A crowning achievement in over half a century of virtuoso skills displayed in the realm of ultra-thin watchmaking where Piaget reigns supreme, it conveys the excellence of the two integrated Manufactures run by the Maison. Places where the skills of the watchmakers, case constructors and designers converge in giving life to this masterpiece of reliability and precision.
Since every technical choice had an aesthetic impact, and vice versa, each of the 145 parts composing the Altiplano 38 mm 900P has been trimmed to a size sometimes barely thicker than a hair’s breadth – including some wheels measuring a mere 0.12 mm thin (compared with 0.20 mm on a classic movement).
To underscore the distinctive nature of this creation, the rim of its case-back is engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2015 – unique piece”.
Model: Piaget Altiplano 900P 38mm
The world’s thinnest hand-wound mechanical watch
18K white gold watch
Calibre and case merged to form a whole
18K white gold pin buckle
Black alligator leather strap
Development time: 3 years
Power reserve: approx. 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph /3 Hz
Thickness: 3.65 mm (case + movement)
Number of jewels: 20
Functions: offset hours and minutes subdial at 10 o’clock
Number of components: 145 (case + movement)
Finishing: circular satin-brushed case-back, black- coloured sunburst satin-brushed bridges, bevelled bridges, sunburst or circular satin-brushed wheels, black-coated screws, dedicated index-assembly with the Piaget “P” signature
Red hours and minutes hands
Case-back engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2015 – unique piece”