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600P movement

The tourbillon is probably the most distinguished complication of the watchmaking art. The watchmaker Piaget has developed the world's thinnest shaped tourbillon movement: the 600P movement, measuring just 3.5 mm thick! On aesthetic grounds, the brand opted for a flying tourbillon positioned at 12 o'clock on the movement. The visual effect it produces is accentuated by the presence of the stylised "P" of Piaget. The asymmetry of the design required meticulous adjustments in order to respect the balance of the whole movement. The ultra-thin tourbillon carriage, suspended from a single axis, contains 42 components. Fashioned in titanium, it weighs just 0.2 grammes and performs one rotation per minute. The 600P movement is also equipped with a power reserve at 6 o'clock. The decorative elements such as the circular Côtes de Genève, the circular-grained mainplate, the bevelled hand-drawn bridges, and blued screws reflect the distinctive aesthetic codes of the Swiss watchmaking brand.

The movements with major complications

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