SIHH 2015 first look...
These watches are simple, but feature an impressive design and are sure to have broad-market appeal. Although the retail price of $29,000 kills both dreams and bank accounts. The new watch features a minimalistic design, with a simple dial and thin bezel that is sure to make the watch feel larger than it's 41mm diameter would suggest. The crown and pushers are small and nicely integrated into the case (8.24mm thick). Overall, it's a very understated design that is still sure to turn heads. That is, if it's not under a shirt cuff. With large and thick watches in style right now, Piaget is helping to lead the charge and move back to the past with smaller watches found on people's wrists (not that I have anything against big watches, but >48mm looks silly on most anyone's wrist). Unlike the Altiplano 900P, this watch does not have the caseback acting as the back plate. Rather the caseback features a sapphire window to display the beautiful Caliber 883P, an evolved form of the 880P. This time, however, the movement is thinner. In fact, it is only 4.65mm thick. It features a flyback chronograph and a 50-hour power reserve. There is also a white-gold model featuring a diamond-set bezel. This SIHH is turning out to be fantastic!
The two records set by this watch:
1) World's thinnest chronograph movement
2) World's thinnest chronograph watch
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