The all-new Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P is officially the thinnest automatic watch ever built. Clocking in at 4.3mm thick, the new Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P is 0.85mm thinner than the competition.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Piaget Altiplano launch. Piaget took the watch world by storm in 1957 when they launched the Altiplano. It was an ultra-thin watch which redefined elegance and pushed the watch industry into the future. Now, Piaget is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle once again.
The Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P measures an astoundingly thin 4.3mm. This is 0.85mm thinner than the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra-Thin Automatique which also debuted in 2017. The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P will be released in both white and pink gold. The white gold model will retail for $27,000 while the pink gold model will sell for $26,000.
Piaget made the bold move to debut these remarkably thin watches just one month before SIHH 2018. Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) is the most important watch convention of the year. Piaget could simply be hoping to steal headlines going into the event. Or it is possible that they’re trying to get ahead of some other remarkably thin watches set to debut at SIHH 2018.
What makes the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P so thin? The case functions as the baseplate of the movement. This is the game-changer which has allowed Piaget to great the world’s thinnest automatic watch. Unlike other automatic watches, there is no separate movement and case, it is all tied to the baseplate. According to Hodinkee, this design was originally pioneered by Audemars Piguet back in 1986.
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P isn’t yet available for purchase. However, it will soon be on sale. If you’d like to learn more you can visit Piaget’s website.
Images in this article are courtesy of Hodinkee, Gear Patrol, and Piaget.