Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch
Piaget Emperador cushion-shaped watch, 48 mm. Case in 18K white gold set with 60 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 7.1 ct) and 260 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.5 ct). Sapphire dial, silvered index and flywheel. Crown set with 12 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 0.4 ct). Buckle set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.4 ct). Sapphire case back. Manufacture Piaget 1290P ultra-thin self-winding mechanical minute repeater movement, the thinnest in the world (4.8 mm). Platinum oscillating weight.
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 double record for thinness in its category: 4.8 mm for the calibre 1290P - despite its 407 components - and 9.4 mm for its 48mm-diameter cushion-shaped case. 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 gem-set version 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. Its sapphire dial reflects the bewitching beauty of the precious stones and unveils in translucent splendour a movement enhanced by painstakingly hand-filed decorations. 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 case, crafted in 18K white gold. With its contemporary-looking contours carved out amid an enchanting flourish of diamonds, the case of this luxury timepiece is a veritable masterpiece of gem-setting in its own right. No fewer than 332 diamonds of a variety of shapes – baguette-cut, round and emerald-cut – work their magic between the bezel, case-middle, lugs and crown, while 26 brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the buckle of its black alligator strap.
Metal: White gold
Metal weight (gr): 84.2
Strap type: Alligator
Strap colour: Black
Strap buckle: Folding clasp
Case shape: Cushion
Case diameter: 48 mm
Case thickness: 9.4 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
The creation of a movement
Piaget is one of the few watchmakers to design, develop and produce its watch movements in-house, and has been doing so since 1874. The master of the ultra-thin movement, Piaget never ceases to establish new records thanks to the thinness of its luxury watches and movements.