The Ultra-thin watch—Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P watch
Creating an ultra-thin watch isn’t as easy as it might appear. To begin with, miniaturization in all forms or fashion requires extreme precision in every component. Piaget continues to be at many points throughout its lengthy history the record holder for ultra-thin watches.
In 2014, Piaget is getting into its 140th Anniversary as well as for this special day, Piaget has literally tossed lower the gauntlet using the release of the Altiplano 38mm 900P that have an incredible case height of just 3.65mm.
The movement utilized in this release Caliber 900P is similar to movements in the 50’s and 60’s like the 9P and 12P that have been ultra-thin manual and ultra-thin automatic movements correspondingly. The movement consists of 145 parts, plus some of these parts happen to be trimmed to simply 60% of the actual size inside a regular movement.
No matter many of these improvements, Piaget continues to be in a position to offer this model having a power reserve of 48 hours. The Altiplano 900P is equipped with 20 jewels and vibrates at 21,600 alternations each hour.
The Piaget Altiplano 900P uses two rather unorthodox approaches for causing this to be watch the slimness on the planet. Piaget uses the rear of the watch case as an ingredient of the movement. The case back is really precisely formed to support the gear train, the motion works, and the gears accountable for the changes of the hour and minute hands. The second option would be that Piaget also places all of the gears on a single plane because the dial.
The dimension of the case is 38mm, which by today’s standards isn’t large whatsoever. The case is fashioned from 18kt white gold that has been polished, lending to some very formal aesthetic. The case back features Piaget’s Coat of Arms, and also the phrase ‘Piaget Mecanique’.
Piaget has yet another ace up its sleeve by means of a brand new device that’s still waiting for its patent. This product is made to make sure the sturdiness of ultra-thin watches. Piaget places the hands underneath the bridges which releases a small quantity of space between your cannon-pinion and also the crystal. Crystals can often be warped by pressure plus they may sometimes press around the hands. Placing the hands underneath the bridge level negates this like a possibility.