1270D gem-set skeleton movement
Driving back the limits of the possible ever further, the Manufacture has produced its first self-winding ultra-thin, skeletonised, diamond-set tourbillon movement – a unique feat in the sector. Piaget even gem-set the two sides of the calibre 1270D, as well as the profiles of the bridges and certain screws, for a total of 56 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.9 ct). The setting of a single calibre takes 47 hours. 71 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.1 ct) form a glittering 8 around the rings on the fringe of the flying tourbillon cage and the platinum oscillating weight, whose surface is also entirely gem-set. Fashioned in 14K gold, the 1270D movement is a mere 5.71 mm high and boasts three different gem-setting techniques: channel setting, bead setting and advanced bead setting. True to its motto "Always do better than necessary", Piaget has enhanced this exclusive mechanism with the ultimate "image" level of finishing – entirely hand-crafted.
Material: White gold
Functions: Hours at 5 o'clock, Minutes at 5 o'clock, Seconds
Technical features: Ultra-thin movement, Flying tourbillon at 1 o'clock, Dedicated index-assembly signed with a letter "P" for Piaget
Power reserve (in hours): Approx. 40
Frequency (vph): 21,600
Frequency (Hz): 3
Diameter (lines): 15.75
Diameter (mm): 35.4
Number of jewels: 35
Thickness (mm): 6
Number of components: 214
Finishing: Plate and bridges hand-bevelled and hand-polished with a file, Sunburst-brushed and polished wheels, Baguette-cut diamond-set carriage and oscillating weight contours, Barrel cover hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, Carriage bevelled and drawn by hand, Hand-bevelled and hand-drawn baguette-cut diamond-set platinum oscillating weight
*Piaget luxury watches and jewellery are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.