Black Tie: Piaget Emperador watch
Piaget plays on lightness and transparency with this skeletonized version of its famous Emperador tourbillon model, equipped with the world’s thinnest tourbillon movement. The understated and eminently masculine rectangular case casts an elegantly curved silhouette and is the perfect recipient for this ethereal movement, one of the greatest masterpieces ever created in the workshops in La Côte-aux-Fées.
600P Tourbillon gem-set skeleton
Manufacture Piaget 600P hand-wound movement with power-reserve indicator, the thinnest mechanical flying tourbillon movement in the world (3.5 mm thick).
Piaget’s flying tourbillon movement, which at a mere 3.5 millimeters is the thinnest of its kind, shines in all its beauty in the skeleton version. Striving to outdo themselves, to push the limits of achievement, Piaget’s engineers, designers and master watchmakers worked 12 additional months to conceive this light, refined, and spectacular variation on the most emblematic complication movement. Divided into segments corresponding to each of the 60 seconds, the guilloché sunray pattern radiating from the tourbillon carriage has become a classic. The diamond-set model is unique in the world. Never before had movement bridges appeared so sparklingly clad in gold set with precious stones. The ultimate expression of the art of combining watchmaking and jewelry expertise! Each skeleton tourbillon movement, for which several patents have been filed, is assembled and encased up by a single master-watchmaker.
Black Tie: Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch
The remarkably beautiful and complex sapphire crystal case back of the Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch spans a full 46.5 mm in diameter and is designed to accommodate an exceptional ultra-thin perpetual calendar movement measuring just 5.6 mm thick. The date and day are displayed on retrograde counters. Thanks to a dual time-zone function, the user no longer needs to modify the main time and thus upset the perpetual calendar when traveling. The highly readable dial features superlative finishes.
855P – Perpetual Calendar Movement: sovereign mastery of time
Manufacture Piaget 855P ultra-thin self-winding mechanical Perpetual Calendar movement with retrograde day and date display, and dual time zone.
Following on from models such as the tourbillon, the tourbillon relatif and the chronograph, Piaget is pursuing its quest for horological complications by presenting the new Manufacture Calibre 855P with perpetual calendar. Mechanically programmed to cope with the irregularities of our Gregorian calendar up until the year 2100, the perpetual calendar is one of the major complications of the watchmaking art, as well as one of the most widely used. Measuring 5.6 mm thick, the Manufacture Piaget Calibre 855P self-winding movement was designed, developed and produced entirely in-house. It displays the hours, minutes, small seconds at 4 o’clock, month and leap years at 12 o’clock, along with retrograde day of the week and date displays at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively. In addition to the latter retrograde indications, this Calibre 855P stands out from most ordinary perpetual calendars by the addition of a double-hand dual time-zone display appearing in a subdial at 8 o’clock. The self-winding Piaget Calibre 855P beats at a cadence of 21,600 vibrations per hour and is endowed with an approximately 72-hour power reserve.