Thins is kinda Piaget’s thing. The first Altiplano had a movement that was just 2mm thick, that was back in 1957. Now, Piaget has unveiled the Altiplano Ultimate Concept which is just 2mm thick, case included. That’s incredible, and it beats the previous record holder (the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette) by 1.6mm.
Piaget have re-imagined the conventions of watch construction by negating the balance cock, the shock absorbing system and balance staff. On top of that there’s the watch crystal which clocks in at a ridiculous 0.2mm thick, the coverless mainspring barrel, the absence of a conventional bezel and a flat crown which seamlessly follows the case’s radial curvature.
To keep the watch from bending, the case had to be made from a resilient, cobalt-based alloy.
The Ultimate Concept has a power reserve of 44 hours alongside 30 metres of water resistance despite its minimalist frame.To polish things off the Altiplano Ultimate Concept is beautifully paired with a black dial and a 1.1mm thick alligator leather-kevlar strap.