Unveiled here at SIHH this week, the new Piaget Altiplano Chronograph sets two world-records. Mind you- we shouldn’t be surprised — Piaget is a master at setting world records, especially when it comes to the divine ultra thin movement. The new Altiplano ultra-thin hand-wound chronograph sets the record in the ultra-thin field as the thinnest hand-wound flyback movement (caliber 883P) — measuring 4.65mm, and as the thinnest hand-wound finished watch — measuring just 8.24 mm thick.
Naturally, the entire movement was developed totally in house at the brand’s Manufacture and was quite some time in the making, as it required a total restructuring of the caliber to guarantee thinness, pair down the chronograph gear fingers and still offer 50 hours of power reserve. Essentially, the watch offers central flyback chronograph hands, 30-minute counter, small seconds at 6:00 and a 24 hour indicator at 9:00 for dual time indication. It is offered in pink gold or white gold and with or without diamonds. Classic, elegant and technologically advanced – these words not only describe the new timepiece, but also the very nature of Piaget.