24 April 2014
They have remained more or less unchanged for almost 60 years, but ultrathin watches are now evolving. The architect of this shift, one of the few, prestigious watchmakers specialized in the sector: Piaget. Which this time has not limited itself, as it usually does, to miniaturizing the components as much as possible in order to reduce the thickness of the watch even further, but has taken a completely new approach to the entire construction. The result is an absolute technical and aesthetic novelty: the Altiplano 38 mm 900P, just 3.65 mm thick. A genuine record, which it took three years of research to attain through a perfect integration of the case and the movement: the 900P hand-wound mechanical caliber has no baseplate (on which the movement is traditionally mounted), and is in part set directly on the case back and in part visible from the dial. The 38-mm-diameter case is available in white gold or in rose gold, as well as in a jewel version, with brilliant- or baguette-cut diamonds (in this case, however, the thickness goes up to 5.65 mm).