PIAGET Altiplano automatic gem-set skeleton

Mar 14th, 2014

With a history of mastery in skeleton working, the world’s thinnest skeleton model, caliber 1200D has been created and developed by Piaget.

Piaget introduced the Altiplano Automatic Gem-Set Skeleton Caliber 1200D in Geneva this year. Destined to become a world’s icon with its mastery of ultra-thin movement, Piaget Altiplano Automatic Gem-set Skeleton, which is developed by the company, became the 34th mechanism. The Caliber 600S was created in 2004 and the Caliber 1200S in 2012. Piaget presents a watch in the shape of an ultra thin skeleton movement with gem-settings, an impressive achievement certainly deserving due praise. Piaget manufacturing unites the entire professional staff of engineers involved in watch making and jewelry making under one roof. This process enabled the introduction of the Caliber 600D in 2005 with its ultra thin openwork movement with gem-set, followed by a new model called Caliber 838D in 2010 with was a stunning display of its mastery of ultra thinness with gem-set movements. The Caliber 1200D, which is launched in Geneva this year, has been decorated with fine art of setting stones in a skeleton movement, which is just 3mm thick and 31.9mmin diameter The Piaget Altiplano gem-set skeleton watch in white gold is the world’s thinnest skeleton model at just 6.10 mm thick. The bezel is set with 40 baguette-cut diamonds and it is adorned with 259 brilliant cut diamonds and 11 black sapphire cabochons. This exceptional gem setting complexity requires four day’s work by gem-setters.



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