Once again, the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget is reiterating its support for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy by taking part in Only Watch for the sixth consecutive time.
For this 2015 edition, Piaget has interpreted its Altiplano 900P in a version that is as unique as it is original, featuring red hands for the very first time. Neither entirely a movement nor exactly a case, the Altiplano 38 mm 900P merges the hand-wound calibre with the case element (in 18K white gold) and is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch with its 3.65 mm.
Since every technical choice had an aesthetic impact, and vice versa, each of the 145 parts composing the Altiplano 38 mm 900P has been trimmed to a size sometimes barely thicker than a hair’s breadth – including some wheels measuring a mere 0.12 mm thin (compared with 0.20 mm on a classic movement).
To underscore the distinctive nature of this creation, the rim of its case-back is engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2015 – unique piece”.
The watch is worn on a black aligator strap, secured with a white gold pin buckle.