Piaget is a Swiss watchmaker that’s known worldwide for its elegant, reliable and luxurious watches, and it is now set to become famous for producing the thinnest chronograph timepiece in the world: the Piaget Altiplano. The watch is powered by the world’s thinnest chronograph movement, the Piaget 883P caliber that measures no more than 4.65 mm.
Despite its reduced size, the movement is nothing short of impressive tech-wise, as it boasts an operating frequency of 3Hz as well as a power reserve of 50 hours and three mini-dials that complement the main one. At 3 o’clock, there is a 30-minute counter, while a 24-hour dual time sub-dial is found at 9 o’clock. Furthermore, the 6 o’clock mark is occupied by an hour, minute and small seconds sub-dial. The movement required about two years of research in order to be complete, and it flaunts a Côtes de Genève adornment as well as blue screws, sunburst wheels and beveled bridges.
The bezel of the Piaget Altiplano is decorated with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds, and its case comes in either white gold or rose gold.