Piaget Polo Chronograph watch

My first vintage watch was an ultra-thin Piaget, which probably explains the infatuation I have for the brand. Understandably, the announcement of an upcoming “game changer” last year raised my expectations – and my doubts. July’s release of the Polo S was dominated by polemics over its potential resemblance to some other iconic watches, overshadowing […]

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept La Cote-Aux-Fees Edition Watch

Swiss watchmaker Piaget has made it clear that over the next few years, it will place some extra attention on its complicated movement manufacture located in the small town of La Cote-Aux-Fees, Switzerland. The primary Piaget headquarters is in Geneva, but up high in the mountains is where Piaget manufactures its most elaborate mechanisms, including […]

Piaget Cobalt Alloy Mechanical Ultra-Thin Watch

Piaget first introduced the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept in 2018 as an exercise in pushing the limits of mechanical watchmaking – the thinnest mechanical wristwatch ever, at 2 mm in its entirety. Now the experimental creation has become reality at Watches & Wonders 2020, available as a wholly-customisable, special-order timepiece that’s still just 2 mm […]

Replica Piaget Altiplano Ultimate 910P

The main idea behind an ultra-thin watch is quite simple. Simply miniaturize components as much as possible and try to stack them in the smallest space possible. Executing this, on the other hand, is far more complex, requiring watchmakers to adopt novel solutions as they try to make watches as thin as possible. Piaget is […]

Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon Moonphase

With all the great new watches show at the recent SIHH event, one new model worth sharing is the new Piaget Gouverneur Moon Phase Tourbillon. The Gouverneur watch is actually a new version of the original Gouverneur first released in the 1990s. The most interesting new Gouverneur model features the world’s thinnest shaped tourbillon. Related […]

Piaget Altiplano Ultra-Thin Skeleton

For 2021 Piaget will release this very special watch that furthers their desire to be the thinnest around in a number or categories. Last year it was the Altiplano 43 Automatic that was the thinnest automatic watch with the thinnest automatic movement. This year (perhaps among other “record” things) Piaget will offer the thinnest skeletonized […]

Replica Piaget Altiplano Ultimate

Replica Piaget Altiplano Ultimate used to pride – and finance – itself on its long-term achievements in crafting remarkably thin watches. All was well as long as they could rule in this game, sometimes by greater and sometimes rather minuscule margins. In recent years, however, we have witnessed Piaget lose focus not just of the […]

Piaget Emperador Watch

Nearly five years ago, I originally went hands-on with the reference GOA40042 Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Skeleton watch here. Now, in 2020, I revisit the same model Piaget tourbillon to see how it has held up — especially with regard to style, technicality, and overall impressiveness. Piaget has been relatively quiet over the last few […]