Piaget Altiplano Chronograph, world’s thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph, SIHH 2015

The hand-wound flyback chronograph with its 4.65 mm movement and its 8.24 mm case is the thinnest in the world in terms of both its ultra-thin calibre and case. With its 25 ultra-thin movements holding already 14 world records for their thinness, Piaget is a past master in the art of extreme thinness.

The calibre and case thereby set a new double slimness record, at just 4.65 mm for the hand-wound flyback chronograph movement, and a slender 8.24 mm for its precious receptacle.

The latest addition to the range of movements entirely developed by Piaget, 883P, stems from the automatic 880P movement that is one of the thinnest on the market.

The Piaget watchmakers and developers sought to achieve extremely slim executions all around, whether for the cannon-pinion (0.12 mm), the barrel staff (0.115 mm), the chronograph gear finger (0.06 mm), as well as for the finesse of the dial, of the hand fittings and of the glass fastening.

The 883P calibre features a 50-hour power reserve and displays of the hours, minutes. Its fly-back function serves to reset the chronograph hands to zero simply by pressing them and then automatically restarting a new timing cycle.

The elongated chronograph pushers blend seamlessly into the curves of a streamlined ultra-thin 41 mm-diameter case. The Piaget Altiplano Chronograph is available in pink gold or white gold set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.8 carats).

Piaget Altiplano chronograph watch, SIHH 2015