Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin measuring just 8.85mm sets new world record

At the 2015 SIHH, Piaget once again demonstrated its dominance in the highly exclusive field of ultra-thin complication movements by introducing the new Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin. This timepiece sets a new record for the world’s thinnest self-winding tourbillon watch, measuring just 8.85 mm thick. This entirely skeleton-worked model highlighting a remarkable inverted architecture finds its natural place in the Black Tie line with its resolutely contemporary aesthetic. The cushion-shaped ultra-thin (5.05 mm) tourbillon automatic skeleton Calibre 1270S was designed and developed specifically for the equally cushion-shaped case housing it. Setting the perfect finishing touch, the movement adorned with remarkable Haute Horlogerie finishes reveals its exceptional construction on the display side, free of any dial that might disturb this fascinating vision.

piaget-emperador-coussin-tourbillon-4The watch perfectly highlights Piaget’s unique skills in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking and the brand’s desire to develop innovative and creative complicated calibers. This model comes in two versions: a white gold version that looks sophisticated; and a classic pink gold interpretation with a movement entirely made of gold. Dedicated to shaped cases radiating a distinctive, masculine elegance and housing the main complications from the Maison, this line with its instantly recognizable design highlights a remarkable level of finishing applied both to the movements and to the exterior. In terms of technical specifications, the case, in 18kt white or rose gold, measures 46.5mm x 8.85mm. It has double sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 30 meters. The watch comes on a black or brown alligator leather strap with a matching 18kt gold double folding clasp. The pricing of this incredible watch is yet to be announced.

[Via – Timezone]

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