As a part of the collection of watches that will debut at the upcoming 2018 SIHH expo, Piaget has unveiled the new Altiplano Ultimate Automatic – a timepiece that has helped the Swiss luxury watchmaker reclaim the title of world’s thinnest hand-wound watch. At this year’s Baselworld show, Bulgari had stolen the title from Piaget with their Octo Finissimo Automatic, which came in at 5.15mm thick. That was an improvement of 0.1mm from the previous record set by the Altiplano back in 2011. But this time round, Piaget has absolutely demolished the record with the new Piaget Altiplano Ultimate 910P measuring an incredible 4.3mm in thickness. What a grand way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano!
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate 910P draws its inspiration from the Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P, the watch that was released in 2013 and held the world record for the thinnest mechanical watch for two years. The Altiplano Ultimate 910P has a 41mm wide case and will be available in 18k white and pink gold. Both the versions will be paired with black alligator leather straps and matching gold pin buckles. The movement powering the watch is the Caliber 910P which is made up of 238 components, beats at 3Hz, and has a power reserve of about 50 hours. Some of the wheels wheels, including the additional transmission wheel held by a pivot in the chapter ring, measure just 0.12mm high. The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate 910P is priced at $26,000 for the rose gold version and $27,000 in white gold.