The creation of a movement
Piaget is one of the few watchmakers to design, develop and produce its watch movements in-house, and has been doing so since 1874. The master of the ultra-thin movement, Piaget never ceases to establish new records thanks to the thinness of its luxury watches and movements. Each component has its thickness reduced to the strict minimum, leaving some of them barely as wide as a strand of human hair. Today, over half the movements designed and produced at the Manufacture Piaget are ultra-thin. Its finishes are produced in the purest watchmaking tradition, and comply with particularly strict specifications. Specialist craftsmen carry out over fourteen different decorative operations, including circular-graining, bevelling, circular Côtes de Genève, polishing and engraving the Piaget coat-of-arms. Piaget has pushed back the limits of technical achievement in order to satisfy its aesthetic requirements. In so doing it has succeeded in creating the thinnest tourbillion movement in the world. Not only is it the thinnest tourbillon, but it is a flying tourbillion as well, more visually appealing but so much more complex to design and produce. Piaget has a workshop that is exclusively dedicated to Haute Horlogerie, where it’s most prestigious watch complications are assembled. Here its artisans bring to life the famous tourbillions, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters and other complications in a relentless search for the ultra-thin. The entire assembly of these masterpieces is entrusted to a single master watchmaker, chosen from among the elite of the profession and trained in our workshops. In its Manufacture at La Côte-aux-Fées, Piaget has brought together a unique wealth of manual expertise, inherited from the great tradition of Swiss watchmaking and constantly revitalised by the vision of exceptional watchmakers.