Piaget’s Altiplano Chronograph is sleek and slim. Presented at the 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie held in Geneva in 2015, it houses the new Piaget Calibre 883P flyback chronograph movement that is just 4.65 thick. What’s more, its case is 8.24mm thick.
This is an extremely slim movement and likewise, for its case. This explains why Piaget is laying its claim to not one but two world records, what the brand states as “the double slimness” records for the thinnest flyback chronograph movement and the thinnest flyback chronograph watch.
It required two years of development time to create the Calibre 883P column wheel flyback chronograph movement.
What’s more, this ultra-thin flyback chronograph wristwatch also features the second time zone, indicated on the sub-dial at the nine o’clock position.
“We are expressing our true philosophy in watchmaking. The ultra-thin [movement] is a true Piaget complication. By reducing every component to the bare minimum, such ultra-thin movements have allowed us to break 14 records.
“Today, we have a full range of 37 calibres. Out of the 37, a total of 25 are among the thinnest in their category,” says Franck Touzeau, international watch marketing and creation director, Piaget.