The Black Tie collection welcomes the Piaget Emperador Coussin 1270S model, available in two versions that are rare by their very nature: a white gold version and a pink gold interpretation with a movement entirely made of gold.
It took no less than three years to develop the Emperador Coussin 1270S calibre, to accommodate 225 parts within a barely 5.05-millimetre area and to skeleton-work it while ensuring impeccable operation.
The inverted structure of this movement provides a view of the platinum oscillating weight and bridges. The off-centred micro-rotor and the tourbillon topped by the P for Piaget entwine to form a figure 8 – the ultimate lucky number – that is delicately polished to strike a pleasing contrast with the satin-brushed bridges. Transparently revealed on the display side, this construction unique in the world provides a clear view of the main functional elements of this watch – its automatic winding system, its ‘motor’, its regulator and its gear train – as well as the equally off-centred hour and minute hands. Housed inside the world’s thinnest tourbillon automatic skeleton case measuring just 8.85 mm thick, Calibre 1270S also benefits from meticulous Haute Horlogerie finishes that are visible through the sapphire crystals fitted on both sides.
The new Emperador Coussin is available in two different versions. The white gold variation features intense black touches applied to the hands, the micro-rotor, the screws and the tourbillon carriage. The pink gold version is endowed with more classic and traditional assets including an extremely exclusive all-gold movement. This model graced with the ultimate degree of finishing epitomises the scope of Piaget’s cherished motto: “Always do better than necessary”. These Haute Horlogerie finishes involve such complex techniques as hand-bevelling with a file and mirror polishing. Entirely executed by hand, typically on the interior and external angles that can indeed only be manually crafted, these decorations magnify the beauty of the noble metal composing skeleton Calibre 1270S. They highlight the satin-brushed, hand-bevelled and polished mainplate and bridges; the satin-brushed, bevelled and polished guilloché pink gold-toned oscillating weight; the circular satin-brushed, satin-brushed and hand-bevelled wheels; the pink gold screws; the blind-hole and mirror-polished screw feet; the satin-brushed hand-bevelled barrel, as well as the hand-bevelled and hand-drawn bridges of the tourbillon carriage.
The timepiece is housed inside a cushion-shaped case in 18-carat pink or white gold measuring 46.5 mm in diameter and fitted with a brown or black alligator strap secured by a gold folding clasp.