You’d have to have a strong character (as strong a the steel used to make watches) to give birth to such a project. Let us tell you the story of a mechanical wonder: the thinnest timepiece ever created, even thinner than a coin! To achieve this milestone, Chabi Nouri, CEO of Piaget since 2017, managed to do the impossible and actually make it happen. More often than not, this fabulous timepieces would forever remain on an experimental level, a one-time-only demonstration of expertise, and struggle to go the extra mile and meet the criteria for serial production. You have to know a basic watch is usually made of four layers. With this timepiece, there are only two.
In the making of this watch, more than five patents have been registered, and some of its 167 components are a thin as a strand of hair. With a new alloy, a new assembly method, and a new look, the Altiplano is without a shadow of a doubt the embodiment of tomorrow’s luxury watchmaking.