Piaget reinforces their excellence in the field of ultra-thin complication movements at the 25th Salon International de la Haute Hologerie Genève (SIHH) by presenting the latest timepiece in the Black Tie line – the Piaget Emperador Coussin 1207S.
The intricacies of the watch are evident on first sight. The architecture of the world’s thinnest tourbillion timepiece reveals its platinum oscillating weight and bridges, with an off-centred hour and minute hands, absent of numeric markings. Despite the prominence of the watch’s inner mechanics through the skeletonised face, the artful placement of the automatic winding rotor and tourbillion within a skewed figure of eight creates a rounded elegance that isn’t overtly effeminate. Hand-beveled edges and custom metal polishing patterns on the Calibre 1207S’ components and 8.85mm thick skeleton case also display the meticulous craftsmanship invested across the three years took to develop it.
Detail is reflected to the smallest scale on the Calibre 1207S, with the Piaget crest on the oscillating weight and the company motto engraved on the caseback side.
The watch comes in two models, an 18-carat white or pink gold 46.5mm-wide cushion-shaped case fitted with either a brown or black alligator strap and a gold folding clasp. The pink gold interpretation features an entirely gold movement, solidifying the watch’s uniquely contemporary aesthetic.