Piaget to Unveil Ultra-Thin timepiece at SIHH 2013

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watch brand Piaget have created a new timepiece billed as featuring the world's thinnest movement of its kind.

At just 4.8mm thick, the Emperador Coussin’s minute repeater movement makes the watch the latest in a long line of Piaget ultra-thin timepieces. The automatic movement comes in a caliber 1290P and contains a total of 407 parts.

While the watch is the thinnest automatic minute repeater around, it certainly isn't the smallest, featuring a 48mm case in 18k rose gold.

When the dial is open, the minute repeater gongs and hammers are placed on the rear of the watch whilst remaining visible.

Despite its compact size, Piaget claims that the audio from the minute repeater reaches 65 decibels in volume.

Other notable features include an exhibition caseback with a view of the gold micro-rotor for the automatic winding system.

The 2013 Piaget Emperador Coussin XL Ultra Thin Minute Repeater will debut at next month’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva and will be priced at over $250,000 when it hits the market.

By Paul Joseph