Pre-SIHH 2015: Piaget – Altiplano Chronograph
Piaget is a perceived expert in creating ultra flimsy watches, regularly setting up new slimness record in different watch classes.
Furthermore, new records have been set up additionally with the most recent Piaget curiosity that will be formally presented in January at the Salon International de l’Haute Horlogerie (SIHH 2015) in Geneva: the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph.
With its 8.24 mm thick case, this new model is the slimmest chronograph available. Furthermore, inside, the 883P type is the slimmest hand-wound flyback chronograph development with a thickness of simply 4.65 mm.
Coming from the programmed 880P development that is one of the most slender available, Caliber 883P required two years of advancement in the workshops situated in La Côte-aux-Fées, the origin of the Manufacture Piaget. Everything about to be upgraded: from the gun pinion (0.12 mm) to the barrel staff (0.115 mm), from the chronograph gear finger (0.06 mm) to the hand fittings and of the glass affixing.
The final product is the 883P type, enriched with a 50-hour influence save and driving showcases of the hours, minutes, little seconds at 6 o’clock, alongside a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 24-hour double time sign at 9 o’clock.
Not a standard chronograph, the new Altiplano Chronograph includes a flyback work serving to reset the chronograph hands to zero essentially by squeezing them and afterward consequently restarting another planning cycle.
The chronograph is constrained by a section wheel liable for planning every one of its stages, and by a vertical coupling-grip framework guaranteeing amazing accuracy. The development is noticeable through the straightforward case-back and shows the run of the mill completions of very good quality watchmaking customs: round Côtes de Genève, a roundabout grained mainplate, inclined extensions, sunburst haggles screws.
The dial is very straightforward, in accordance with style of the Altiplano line, and highlights a sunburst glossy silk brushed completion, with thin implement type hands clearing over thin substituting single and twofold hour-markers. The counters are not emptied yet show up on a similar level as the remainder of the dial.
Lengthened chronograph pushers mix into the bends of the super slender 41 mm breadth case, accessible in pink gold (ref. G0A40030) or in white gold with a bezel set with 56 splendid cut jewels (ref. G0A40031).
Coordinated to a gator calfskin tie got by an ardillon clasp, the retail cost of the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph will begin at about Euro 25,000/US$ 29,000 for the pink gold variant. piaget.com
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