Piaget : Precious ultra-thin expertise

Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Diamond-Set Automatic Skeleton Exceptional Piece 

Case : white gold set with 650 brilliant-cut diamonds, 92 emerald-cut diamonds, 44 baguette-cut diamonds Diameter : 49mm Movement : white gold mechanical automatic skeleton movement set with 561 brilliant-cut diamonds, 71 baguette-cut diamonds, platinum micro-rotor Functions : Hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon Strap : black alligator leather Numbered edition

Piaget the watchmaker, Piaget the jeweler, the many facets of Piaget. The new Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Diamond-Set Automatic Skeleton Exceptional Piece showcases all the talents and skills of the Maison – including the mastery of movements demonstrated by the artisans of La Côte-aux-Fées, as well as the jewelry and case-making expertise cultivated in Plan-les-Ouates. Ultra-thin, complications and gem-setting are the main themes of this virtuoso composition pushing the boundaries of possibility in more than one respect. The Caliber 1270D driving this Exceptional Piece is not only the first ever baguette-set skeleton movement, but is also set on every facet : on the bridge side, on the display side, as well as along the profile of the bridges – a truly unique feat. Add to that a flying tourbillon, a mere 5.71mm-thin movement and a cushion-shaped case also entirely paved with diamonds, and the result is quite simply dazzling !

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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