838S skeleton movement
An ultra-thin hand-wound movement measuring only 2.7 mm thick, the 838S skeleton movement is a variation of the 838P movement, from which it derives all its qualities. It boasts a balance with screws and an off-centred small seconds indication at 10 o'clock, a hallmark of Manufacture Piaget watchmaking. In a genuine technical feat for an ultra-thin movement, its bridges and its mainplate were drawn as far as possible, then guilloched, thus creating a uniquely refined design with a guilloché sunburst motif shining out from the centre of the carriage, reminiscent of the sun's rays and the divisions of time. The extreme delicacy of its execution offers a detailed insight into the marvellous complexity of its workings to the admiring onlooker. This skeleton movement belongs to the third generation of ultra-thin movements from the watchmaker Piaget. The circular-grained mainplate and bridges, hand-drawn and bevelled, and the blued screws round off this exceptional movement, while remaining true to the aesthetic codes cherished by the Swiss watchmaking brand.
Functions: Small seconds at 10 o'clock, Hours, Minutes
Technical features: Balance with screws
Power reserve (in hours): Approx. 61
Frequency (vph): 21,600
Frequency (Hz): 3
Diameter (lines): 12.00
Diameter (mm): 26.8
Number of jewels: 19
Thickness (mm): 2.7
Number of components: 131
Finishing: Mainplate circular-grained, drawn and bevelled by hand, Bridges circular-grained, drawn and bevelled by hand, Guilloché sunburst motif, Blued screws
*Piaget luxury watches and jewellery are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.