Piaget has offered a customised piece unique Piaget Altiplano 900P for the 2015 Only Watch Charity Auction. Piaget has always focused on making slim mechanical timepieces a strong part of their range and the Altiplano 900P is no exception.
What makes the Piaget Altiplano 900P special? It currently holds the record for the thinnest mechanical wristwatch in the world at a very very slim 3.65mm. To make this a piece unique Piaget has replaced the hour and minute hands with bright red ones.
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 make the timepiece stand out further, the rim of its case-back is engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2015 – unique piece”. The caseback itself is actually the mainplate of the movement. This was done to achieve the slimness required to be the record holder.
This piece unique will be auctioned off on November 7th in Geneva. The proceeds will go to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, which will contribute to further research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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”