Do you know how the watch movement is only 2mm thick? How are the barely visible parts of the movement made? What’s behind the 14 ultra-thin world records? From June 27th to July 5th, 2015, Piaget hosted The Master of Ultra-thin at the Hang Lung Plaza, 1266 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai. An extraordinary journey to witness the legend of Piaget’s ultra-thin king!
Born in 1874, Piaget, the top Swiss watchmaker and jewellery master, has always adhered to the brand motto of ‘Always do better than required’, and has created ultra-thin watchmaking legends for more than half a century with superb skills.
PIAGET ALTIPLANO 900P watch, creating ultra-thin wonders
In this exhibition, more than 40 treasures highlighting ultra-thin watchmaking skills, outstanding jewellery craftsmanship and unique dial decoration art will be unveiled; two antique ultra-thin watches from the 1960s, gorgeous and shining; more from contemporary craftsmanship The rare masterpieces of the master’s hand deserve to be scrutinized; at the same time, the high-value jewellery watches also brighten the exhibition.
Piaget’s two workshops, La Côte-aux-Fées (Fairy Slope) and the Plan-les-Ouates watchmaking workshop outside Geneva, have produced 37 homemade movements, of which 25 are ultra-thin movements, breaking 14 world records in a row. These timepieces will be exhibited at this exhibition, so that every viewer can experience the extraordinary charm of the Earl of PIAGET.
Since the launch of the first ultra-thin movement in 1957, Piaget has created a legend of ultra-thin watchmaking for more than half a century with enduring passion and outstanding craftsmanship. At the same time, ancient handicrafts handed down from generation to generation have been highly valued. Piaget incorporated them into the decoration process of ultra-thin watches, which elevated these works into masterpieces of art collection and crowned the glory of the ‘ultra-thin king’.