Piaget Strives for Thin

It has been nearly 50 years since watch companies pitted their technical resources against one another to produce the thinnest possible mechanical watches. But in the clean, contemporary watches now coming out of Switzerland, such dimensionality is once again becoming relevant--and very sexy. The reigning champion of thinness, Piaget has been quick to reassert its position with the new 1200P movement in its limited-edition 43 mm Altiplano anniversary edition. The movement, like the watch, is broad and very thin. At 2.35 mm the 1200P is the thinnest automatic movement in the world, but uses its diameter to incorporate an offset self-winding system that is set into the movement and enhances its slenderness and the overall elegance of the watch. An equally thin version with subsidiary seconds will be part of Piaget’s normal production. (877.8PIAGET, www.piaget.com)

Photo by Denis Hayoun
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