It was 1874 when Piaget started their business and what many people do not know, is that Piaget started as a movement manufacture. For the first years (or decades) they exclusively made movements. When we look at Piaget today we see an all-round company with a specialism in Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie and of course a fruitful combination between these two. Piaget’s CEO Mr. Philippe Léopold-Metzger talks about 140 years Piaget and the new Altiplano 900P, the world’s thinnest manual wind wrist watch.
Some facts: in the last 15 years, Piaget developed 35 new calibers, of which 23 ultra-thin. In 2010 Piaget created the world’s thinnest wrist watch with an automatically wound movement: the Altiplano automatic. The case measures 43mm in diameter and only 5.25mm in height, while the movement measures a mere 2.35mm in height! For 2014, Piaget’s 140 anniversary, they reveal the world’s thinnest wrist watch with a manually wound movement: the Altiplano 900P (see here).
Congratulation on the 140th Anniversary, Piaget, and our compliments on the way to celebrate this!