Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch
Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch, 49 mm. Case in 18K white gold set with 44 emerald-cut diamonds (approx.7.2 ct), and 92 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 3.0 ct) and 314 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.3 ct). Dial set with 72 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.2 ct). Crown set with 8 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 0,2 ct) and a brilliant-cut diamond (approx 0,3 ct). Bracelet set with 732 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 26.1 ct). Sapphire crystal case back. Manufacture Piaget 1290P ultra-thin self-winding mechanical minute repeater movement, the thinnest in the world (4.8 mm). Platinum oscillating weight. A single exclusive timepiece.
Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch
The incarnation of Piaget’s virtuosity in the art of the ultra-thin since 1957, the Emperador cushion-shaped self-winding minute repeater attains a record for thinness in its category: 4.8 mm for the calibre 1290P, despite its 407 components. Housing the fourth major complication movement entirely developed, produced, decorated and assembled in-house, thanks to the twin expertise of Piaget's two Manufactures, this exceptional watch meets a threefold objective: uncompromising technical mastery, the finest acoustics, and aesthetics focused on exceptional finishes. A dazzling showcase of the skills that Piaget has refined over the last 140 years, diamonds light up this unique timepiece with all their eternal brilliance. This movement combining all the superlatives is revealed here in a display of fascinating transparency, enhanced by the very purest of diamonds. In place of the dial we find the bewitching beauty of both an array of precious stones and the movement itself, decorated with the greatest care and attention. The gem-set indexes are attached to the case but seem to levitate above the movement. Master watchmakers, case designers and gem-setters have worked in unison to create an High Jewellery minute-repeater watch while conserving the exceptional acoustic qualities of the 49 mm-diameter case, crafted in 18K white gold. With its contemporary-looking contours carved out amid an enchanting flourish of diamonds, the case is a veritable masterpiece of gem-setting in its own right, requiring 115 hours of craftsmanship, while the bracelet requires 200. No fewer than 1,263 diamonds of a variety of shapes – baguette-cut, round and emerald-cut – work their magic on this unique luxury timepiece. To add the finishing touch to this masterly creation, a sumptuous bracelet set with 732 baguette-cut diamonds (for approx. 26.1 ct) combines with virtuoso flair the art of Parisian enamelling and the art of gem-setting, while ensuring a maximum of flexibility and comfort on the wearer's wrist.
Metal: White gold
Metal weight (gr): 171
Strap type: Gem set, Gold
Strap buckle: Integrated clasp
Case shape: Cushion
Case diameter: 49 mm
Dial material: Precious stones
Dial finishing: Gem set
Waterproofness: 03 ATM
Specificities: Sapphire case back
Movement: Self-winding mechanical
Precious stones: Diamond
*Piaget luxury watches and jewellery are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.
Functions: Minute repeater, Hours, Minutes
Technical features: Ultra-thin movement
Power reserve (in hours): Approx. 40
Frequency (vph): 21,600
Frequency (Hz): 3
Diameter (lines): 15.50
Diameter (mm): 34.9
Number of jewels: 44
Thickness (mm): 4.8
Number of components: 407
Finishing: Back: Circular Côtes-de-Genève, bridges hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, surnburst satin brushed wheels, pink or black coloured platinum oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms, rhodium and pink gold or black plated polished screws, “P” fixed to the regulator assembly as Piaget signature, Front: sunburst satin brushed and guilloche mainplate hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, sunburst or circular satin brushed steel components hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, black or polished screws
Piaget ultra-thin watch movement
Piaget was a pioneer in the history of ultra-thin movements, with its famous caliber 9P hand-wound movement and caliber 12P self-winding movement. Both pieces were ranked thinnest in their category worldwide at the time of their launches in 1957 and 1960, respectively.