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Piaget - Altiplano Skeleton Enamel 1200E

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The Piaget Altiplano Skeleton has a 38 mm case with a total thickness of 5.34 mm which makes the Altiplano the thinnest automatic skeleton watch in the world with the thinnest automatic skeleton movement (2.40 mm).

Piaget has now added even more preciousness to this exclusive model with the Altiplano Skeleton Enamel 1200E showcased at the Watches & Wonder 2014 exhibition, recently held in Hong Kong.


The ultra-thin automatic Calibre 1200E, the first ever enamelled skeleton movement, offers a remarkable demonstration of Piaget's unique capability of blending the jeweller’s and master-watchmaker’s talents.


In this model, the art of enamelling generally applied to the dial is transposed to the functional parts of the calibre (the mainplate) with the big challenge of maintaining the balance between hollowing out the parts and ensuring the functionality of the mechanism.


Specially developed to face the challenges of skeleton-working, this enamel composed of pure silica and metal oxides makes it possible for it to withstand the same traction as the skeletonised gold mainplate. The mainplate and the enamel must undergo around five successive firings at temperatures of between 780 and 800 degrees Celsius, without being distorted. The enamel is applied with a brush in extremely fine layers between each firing.




The Piaget Altiplano 1200E is available in two versions: for Men in white gold and black enamel, for Ladies in rose gold with white enamel and a diamond-set bezel which is an additional proof of virtuosity considering the ultra slim case.





Two years of development, including an entire year for the enamel alone, were required to take the revolutionary Calibre 1200S - on which the 1200E is based - to this new level.

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