World’s Thinnest Tourbillon
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon

Piaget has unveiled a remarkable timepiece to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the maison. The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon, measuring a mere 2 mm in thickness, maintains the slender elegance introduced by the Altiplano Ultimate Concept back in 2018. However, this latest iteration boasts the addition of a tourbillon, earning it the title of the world’s thinnest tourbillon watch.

Though drawing inspiration from its predecessor, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, the inclusion of the tourbillon necessitates 25% more power. Consequently, Piaget undertook the task of redesigning 90% of the original watch’s components to accommodate this enhancement while adhering to the 2 mm thickness constraint.

Sporting a 41.5 mm case crafted from cobalt alloy treated with a striking blue PVD finish, the new watch exudes a contemporary allure. The dial, showcasing hours and minutes, retains its signature off-centre layout, featuring the tourbillon prominently positioned at 10 o’clock and a rose gold seconds indicator delicately engraved on the tourbillon ring. Positioned at 6 o’clock, a bespoke mainspring with an exposed barrel adds a bespoke touch.

Driving the timepiece is the Calibre 970P-UC, a manual-wind movement housing a peripheral one-minute tourbillon, boasting a power reserve of 40 hours and water resistance up to 20 meters. True to the ethos of Piaget, the case back doubles as the mainplate of the movement, bearing the maison’s motto, “Always do better than necessary,” elegantly engraved in French.