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Altiplano Ultimate Concept © Piaget
History & Masterpieces
Can anyone beat Piaget at ultra-thin?

With the release of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, now commercially available, Piaget has raised the stakes in ultra-thin watches – and the question of whether makers have reached the limit of what is physically possible.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020
5 min read
Discover the new Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
1 min watch
Discover the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Skeleton
Saturday, 25 April 2020
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
1 min watch
Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat
Trend Forecaster
When elegance is measured in millimetres

Once an exercise in style, the extra-thin watch has evolved into a statement of the manufacturer's expertise as much as a symbol of the wearer's elegance. Today's size zero movements come with complications, while the type of winding (automatic or manual) determines what counts as a record.

Friday, 12 October 2018
7 min read
Seed VMF 5440 calibre extra-thin © Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
New Models
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, specialist in extra-thin

The movement-maker is an exhibitor at EPHJ in Geneva. One of the products on show will be the Seed VMF 5440 calibre – an extra-thin (3.40 mm) automatic flying tourbillon movement with micro-rotor.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Piaget Ultimate Altiplano Automatic
Thursday, 22 February 2018
3 min watch
A lithe of luxury at SIHH 2018

Just how far will watchmakers push the boundaries? Ultra-thin watches reveal an unimaginable world of creative thinking and technical wizardry. Piaget has made thinness the spearhead of its mechanical expertise. Audemars Piguet leads the field for complications, while Vacheron Constantin and A. Lange & Söhne put the accent on elegance. At this year's SIHH, slim is in.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
5 min read
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique.
Connoisseur of watches
The news from Basel: watches that tell the time

Baselworld 2017 marked a move away from "got it, flaunt it" in favour of profitability. This new direction has prompted brands to take a "functional" approach to watches and the markets.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
4 min read
Chopard L.U.C XP
Baselworld's tales of slender

Twenty months of ailing exports have put watchmakers in search of a remedy. Slimmer, lighter, more svelte, extra-thin models appear to be just what the doctor ordered, and an opportunity to set new records into the bargain.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
5 min read
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