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Piaget turns 2mm deep Altiplano prototype into a production model

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It was just a prototype when Piaget first unveiled its Altiplano Ultimate Concept in 2018, which it claimed would be the world’s thinnest mechanical watch.

Now the watch has been made for real.

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Measuring just 2mm thick, the case forms part of the movement and is made from a cobalt-based alloy that is 2.3 times stronger than gold.

The mainspring barrel is a new design that has no cover or drum but is mounted on a single, ceramic ball-bearing and provides the watch with a power reserve of more than 40 hours.

To help with the process of keeping the watch as thin as possible, a special alligator skin strap  and a blue technical textile strap were developed, all of which are ultra-thin.

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