Piaget Presented the World's Thinnest Mechanical Watch in Jakarta

At their last stop of the Southeast Asia tour, Swiss jeweller and watchmaker, Piaget presented the world’s thinnest mechanical watch in Jakarta at an intimate luncheon at Penthouse, Grand Hyatt Jakarta.  

Set in the spirit of Piaget’s Sunny Side of Life ambience, Mr Marc Menant, Piaget’s Watch Marketing Manager from Geneva hosted the exclusive event. Guests had the pleasure to learn about the impeccable evolution and unique expertise of ultra-thin watchmaking in Piaget that lead the Maison to establish a new world record in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking with the thinnest manual winding watch.

Celebrating more than 60 years of mastery in ultra-thin watches, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept has been a world record at 2mm thick, the same size as the famous historical movement, the Calibre 9P, launched in 1957, to which it pays eloquent tribute. This technical and aesthetic prodigy stems from 4 years of development, the participation of a dedicated team engineers working closely with of watchmakers, engineers, designers, case and movement constructors at every stage of its creation.

This breakthrough was only possible due to the valuable experience gained in the development of the Altiplano Ultimate manual with its 900P movement launched in 2015 which unveiled a fascinating fusion of case and movement that set the way to new records in ultra-thin watchmaking.

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept is a concept watch that is a prototype that sets the base for Piaget’s future innovations. As such, guests were delighted to be given the opportunity to not only witness but also touch and feel the parts of this technical wonder that were needed in putting the Ultimate Concept Watch together.

Also on display were the Altiplano watches of different calibre, ranging from Patrimony pieces from the Piaget Private Collection such as the first ultra-thin 9P made in 1957, to timepieces with exquisite dials and high jewellery settings.

For more information about the Altiplano collection, please contact The Time Place Plaza Indonesia and The Time Place Plaza Senayan.

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