Piaget ultra-thin watch movement
Piaget was a pioneer in the history of ultra-thin movements, with its famous Caliber 9P hand-wound movement and Caliber 12P automatic movement. Each of these pieces was the thinnest in its category worldwide at the time of its launch, respectively in 1957 and 1960. This legacy led to modern movements such as the 430P, 450P and 438P, with a depth of just 2.1 millimeters. The exacting field of ultra-thin calibers requires an extreme level of expertise to push the components to the limits of their capacity and ensure fine adjustment. When it comes to combining technical dexterity and creativity, Piaget stands alone. The Manufacture’s craftsmen explored the new opportunities offered by these watch movements to create understated, elegant watches for men and jeweled timepieces set with precious stones. This mastery helped forge Piaget’s reputation and unique identity. The Altiplano range, which owes its existence to Piaget’s ultra-thin movements, pays homage to this individuality.