Thursday, February 25, 2010

Piaget- Emperador Tourbillion Watch

The Piaget Emperador Tourbillon watch is an exquisite creation of high horology that shows off the world's thinnest shaped flying tourbillon movement. Piaget’s devotion to the slimness of their movements is another reason why watchnuts dismiss them; after all real men wear “butch” watches with “butch” movements; right? However as any watchmaker will tell you, making a thick movement is easy; making a thin one is a much more difficult task. Deciding that making some of the thinnest movements was not enough; Piaget decided to make the world’s thinnest tourbillon.

Called the 600P, this new movement is tonneau shaped, has 24 jewels and has a 40-hour power reserve. In order to keep the movement just 3.5mm thick, Piaget chose to use a “flying” tourbillon. In this style of tourbillon the cage is suspended only on one side, the 3 bridge tourbillon carriage is made from titanium and the total weight is just 0.2grams. The balance itself is 7.75mm in diameter, which is quite large for a tourbillon. The tourbillon has two other unusual features; it has a blued steel P mounted in the centre of the carriage and it has incabloc shock resitance. The movement is designed and manufactured completely in house. And they are limited to 10 each of 18K white gold and 18K pink gold.

Technical Specs:
Movement:  tonneau shaped, 600P
Case: 18 carat Pink gold, White gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Straps: Alligator StrapWater Resistance: 30m
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Jewels: 24
Limited Edition: 20 pieces, 10 in pink gold, 10 in white gold

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