Besides the unique Polo Tourbillon Relatif Dragon (Ref. G0A36545) timepiece and a slim Altiplano Tourbillon Dragon (Ref. G0A36563) fob watch, the Swiss watchmaking brand, which is known for its ultra-thin timepieces, has also presented a dragon-themed version of its gorgeous Emperador watch. The Piaget Emperador Dragon (Ref. G0A36570) sports two esoteric symbols on its glossy black dial that will guarantee an owner of this piece wealth, luck and prosperity during the whole year 2012. Or so it seems.
Besides the gorgeous (and unique, too) Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif Dragon (Ref. G0A36545,) the Swiss watchmaking House has also presented another dragon-themed product. Presented in a shape of a so-called “fob watch” (or, more plainly, a “pocket watch” although I highly doubt that the piece is supposed to travel it in your pockets,) the hand-wound Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Dragon (Ref. G0A36563) is equipped with what is claimed to be the world’s slimmest tourbillon movement.
The American fashion brand that was established by an immigrant of Belarusian origin has just presented their new hand-wound Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Square designed for ladies. Offered in an ultra-thin case that is currently available not only in flashy 18-karat rose gold, but also in a lot more inconspicuous white gold alloy, the new timekeeper is deceptively simple and absolutely fabulous.
The new Piaget Limelight Dancing Light (Ref. G0A36157) is offered in an elegant mix of rose gold and diamonds. It also delivers a simple, yet entertaining and playful complication that doesn’t enhance the timekeeper’s functionality, but makes it even more pleasant to look at.
Featuring exterior styling that is radically different compared to other members of this year’s Altiplano collection, the new Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Automatic (ref. G0A37132) watch is going to be officially presented to general public next January. If no alternative release from a competing watchmaker surfaces by that time (and there are only a few competitors who can try to beat Piaget in this “ultra-thin” race,) the watch will probably be the thinnest automatic skeletonized watch in the world.
Fighting for the market share, the watchmaker and jeweler Piaget has employed a new tactic. The brand has introduced a collection that, while sporting the same exterior styling and being powered by the same cal. 430P movement, will differ in sizes and is going to be offered in pairs: a larger for Him and a smaller for Her. Or vice-versa: you never know these days. Now, prepare to meet the new hand-wound Piaget Altiplano 38 mm (ref. G0A36129) & 34 mm (ref. G0A36128) with full pavé dials!
The 2011 Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin combines three years of research and development work and currently holds the title of the thinnest self-winding timepiece with a tourbillon escapement. As usual for the Swiss brand, the watch comes in an ultra-thin body just over 10 millimeters in height and available both in flashy rose gold and more discrete 18-karat white gold alloys.
Piaget is well-known among true connoisseurs for its extensive collection of ultra-thin automatic calibers. Built exclusively in-house (unlike many others, Piaget has enough spare capacity even to sell their calibers to third-party brands who can’t afford to make their movements,) their mechanisms feature the level of craftsmanship that is out of reach to nine out of ten brands that are often considered “high-end” by the general public. Entering the business of hairbreadth-thin movements in 1957, the manufacture continues its journey with the 2010 Altiplano (ref. G0A38130). The gadget is presented in a white gold case and is powered by their newest Calibre 1208P self-winding movement that features their signature off-centered micro-rotor winding system with gold oscillating weight.