Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch side view

Could this be the thinnest watch to date? | Source: Piaget

Piaget Unveils the World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch

Measuring in at just two millimetres in height – yes, you read that right – Piaget’s latest Altiplano Ultimate Concept (AUC) is officially the world’s thinnest mechanical timepiece.

First presented at the 2018 Watches and Wonders fair, the AUC burst into the horological scene to critical acclaim and continues to hold the title of the world’s thinnest timepiece today.

The latest concept watch pays tribute to the first ‘beats’ of Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Concept with the addition of a green dial that references La Côte-aux-Fées, the village Piaget was founded in.

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept
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The Maison created the ultra-thin timepiece by discarding the traditional four-layer construction model and fusing the components with the bridges, dial and hands-on one side and the case back, movement, main plate and bezel on the other. To bring the vision to life, the construction required five patents.

Illuminated with Super-LumiNova stars, the background of the dial replicates the sky above La Côte-aux-Fées at the exact date and time of the AUC’s birth.

Piaget has long been a pioneer in the creation of ultra-thin watches. As early as 1874, Maison’s founder George Edouard Piaget was supplying watch brands with slimline components.

Championing micro-mechanical engineering, the just two-millimetre tall timepiece was released for everyday wear back in 2020. Earning the Aiguille d’Or prize, the AUC remains the world’s thinnest timepiece today.

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