Why do you always indulge in some magical fantasy, why do you believe that everything has a solution, why do you think the flower world is so boring and get into the rhino horn? Paranoid just licked his lips and was too lazy to answer. & ldquo; Only paranoid can survive & rdquo ;? Of course not. However, they do live more charmingly. Earl, naturally one of them
Piaget’s latest Altiplano watch
It’s because they have their own preferences. They don’t follow the mainstream, and Piaget’s preferences are well known & mdash; & mdash; thin. Thin is a kind of beauty. As thin as cicada wings, it is slim and light; thin Shifendai is natural and confident. Piaget knows that Calvino’s way of life ‘The heavy existence of life must be undertaken with lightness’, so from the very beginning, ultra-thin has become the core content of the brand’s culture and history.
Piaget’s watch history dates back to 1874. At first, its founder Georges Piaget was a local resident of Lafang Defang, in the Jurassic Mountains of Switzerland. He opened his own small watchmaking workshop while farming, and took over the movement of parts and components from a large watch factory. To subsidize some households when the snow and ice are freezing. Therefore, before Piaget officially registered its own brand in 1943, it had long supplied to Omega, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and other established brands, and was widely praised for its excellent technology. Fortunately, it did not stand still. In the 1950s, its decision maker Valentin Piaget decisively promoted the development strategy of watchmaking and jewelry design going hand in hand. And everyone who knows knows that the jewellery watch is also inseparable from the ultra-thin movement.
The world’s thinnest self-winding watch
In 1957, the classic Cal.9P ultra-thin movement came out, and since then Piaget has gone deeper and deeper on this ‘forked road’, even if it has been hit by the quartz revolution for ten years, it has not wavered. Today, Piaget has developed more than 30 various movements by itself; in the past ten years, at least 20 movements independently created by this watch factory have completely adhered to the ultra-thin movement established since the 9P movement. standard.
Perseverance and Madness
What is attachment? If it costs 3 million Swiss francs to develop a movement over the years, the goal is to build the thinnest movement in the world. When it came out soon, it was found that existing brands surpassed themselves, and the listing could only rank second. What do you do? Earl’s choice was to destroy all the molds and start again!
Count’s minimalist aesthetics
So don’t try to talk rationally with paranoia and calculate the cost. They face the goal steadily and rigorously, without compromise or will. Since the 1950s, 9P and 12P calibres have inherited the advantages of exquisite layout and high performance of traditional calibres. The basic manual-winding movements of the year were usually about 3 mm thick, while the Cal 9P was only 2 mm thick. Shortly afterwards, Piaget introduced the more difficult 2.3mm self-winding Cal 12P movement with the brand’s patented eccentric embedded 20K gold micro-rotor and entered the Guinness Book of Records.
Piaget’s new watch aesthetics have attracted countless imitators, but it itself has become higher than a master outside the mountain. The thickness of the 430P movement in 1998 was only 2.1 mm, and the thickness of the 830P movement in 2007 was 2.5 mm; and the high-complexity movement can still be simplified here at Piaget. The thickness of the 600P floating tourbillon movement is The watchmaking technology and level of 3.5mm ⋯⋯ in ultra-thin movement has been unparalleled.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the legendary movement 12P, in 2010 the brand launched 1208P, which is also the first automatic movement using a micro-automatic disc after 12P. It is only 2.35 mm thick and contains basic hour and minute indication functions. The unique decoration, which is usually only displayed on high-complexity movements, is also placed on this basic model. The pearl is made of K gold and is engraved with the Piaget family emblem and brand lettering. There is also a lot of meticulous sanding and polishing, and the hairspring bridge plate is specially designed as ‘P’.
Altiplano is the first collection to be equipped with the thinnest automatic movement at the same time, which reflects the brand’s aesthetics and is also the most familiar. The Altiplano Plateau, located in the Andes region of South America, spans four countries and has an average elevation of more than 3,500 meters. It is the highest human-inhabited region in the world. In 1998, Piaget was inspired by this magnificent and holy sight on the plateau, creating the world-famous classic ultra-thin watch & mdash; & mdash; this is the origin of the Altiplano series.
The Altiplano collection can be regarded as the highest use of modern minimalist aesthetics in the field of watch design: a round, ultra-thin case with smooth and clear lines, a simple and clean dial, slender hands and the highly recognizable ‘Flat’ People involuntarily associate the surface of the vast plateau that seems to extend to the end of the sky. And the latest Altiplano inherits all of this-a 43 mm 18K white gold round case with the thickness of 5.25 mm, the world’s most. The silver dial advances from the outer ring of the hour markers, the center dial and the small seconds at 4 and 5 o’clock, showing a rich level under such a thin limit. Black short stick hour markers, 12 o’clock brand name, everything is just right, forming a stylish and timeless classic. Flip to the back and see the legendary 1208 P through the transparent sapphire case back. Through it, ‘Mad Men’ Piaget once again in the history of ultra-thin watches.