Earl of PIAGET, which is almost synonymous with ultra-thin watches today, began to join the ultra-thin watch battlefield as early as the middle of the twentieth century. When the brand launched a 2mm bracelet movement 9P in 1957, The world began to notice that Piaget’s competitive strength in this field can not be ignored, and in 1960 the brand continued to release the 12P automatic movement with a thickness of only 2.3mm, which set a record for the world’s thinnest automatic watch at the time. Piaget’s leading position in ultra-thin technology.
In the early stage of the development of ultra-thin watches, how to make the watch as thin as possible is the direction of the altar. However, there are certain limits to how thin the watch is. For example, Piaget and Lemania both produced a thickness of only 2.08 in the 1980s mm ultra-thin automatic movement (25P & Cal. 2010), but the resulting durability issues make ultra-thin watches not only because of the pursuit of data records, but sacrifice their operational stability and quality of time has become the consensus of the watch world.
Complex functions often give a solid impression due to the large number of parts and complex structural composition. However, Piaget Development has already launched several ultra-thin and complex watches, including the extremely complex minute repeat function.
After entering the year 2000, Piaget’s ultra-thin technology began to undergo qualitative changes. Compared with the past, because of the need to minimize the thickness of the movement, more basic settings such as two stitches were adopted. The 600P movement introduced in 2002 has a unique milestone for the brand. The significance of the style, because it extends the function to the depth of the tourbillon, while also adopting a rectangular appearance, once it was launched, it rewritten the new record of the thickness of the rectangular tourbillon. Since then, Piaget’s ultra-thin watches have a new look-get rid of In pursuit of the ‘thinnest’ myth, it began to work on a variety of watch functions. For example, in 2007, the 880P chronograph movement with a thickness of only 5.65mm was born. Later, Piaget also created ultra-thin perpetual calendars and even super The thin watch movement is an ultra-thin watch design that has led the altar in recent years and has gradually been reviving. It is literally simple to reduce the thickness of complex functions, but the actual production is not difficult, because the ultra-thin design is like a complex process. Thinning the parts and reassembling them, or even changing the structure of the movement, are more important than making. Generally, watches are more time-consuming and labor-intensive. After years of exploration and experimentation, Piaget now has ultra-thin designs from basic to high-level complex functions, which is more complete than other brands.
In addition to displaying ultra-thinism purely from the functional side, Piaget’s decorative technology is also a major feature of its ultra-thin technology. For example, hollowing-out processing combined with ultra-thin design is an enchanting composite process. In the past, ultra-thin watches were often used. Taking the simple design route, especially the basic two-pin and three-pin functions coupled with a plain face plate pushes the minimalist style to the extreme. Although this design pattern echoes the positioning of its formal watch, it is relatively ornamental. It is weaker, so the hollowing out process is introduced on the basis of the ultra-thin design. On the one hand, the faceplate parts can be saved to save the vertical space cost of the watch. On the other hand, the exposed movement is transparent and three-dimensional because of the large-scale hollowing out. For the wearer who loves the nature of mechanical watches, the addition of hollowing out is definitely another extra visual enjoyment, and Piaget’s ultra-thin hollowed out watch also attaches great importance to the overall balance-it will not affect the movement structure excessively. The stability of the operation is not too conservative to sacrifice the sense of penetration, show the brand’s meticulous design thinking and execute the craftsmanship
Piaget integrates its own decorative craftsmanship into ultra-thin design. For example, hollowing out the ultra-thin movement can save the vertical space of the movement. At the same time, the precise structure of the movement components is directly seen, which also enhances the watch’s viewing value.
In recent years, Piaget’s ultra-thin hollow watch has made a breakthrough. For example, the brand not only carries diamond inlays on the watch case, but also can set diamonds on the surface of the movement bridge plate. Therefore, the aesthetics of the ultra-thin craftsmanship has become more gorgeous. Expensive. From 1957 to the present, Piaget’s research and development of ultra-thin watches has become more and more extensive and in-depth. From simple to more complicated functional surfaces, and to the design and integration of decorative craftsmanship, it presents more attractive visual charm. Breaking through people’s established impressions of ultra-thin watches, it seems that they will continue to transform and evolve in the ultra-thin field without limit.