Piaget Sets World Records — AGAIN – at SIHH 2015- Close Up with the Altiplano Chronograph

Unveiled here at SIHH this week, the new Piaget Altiplano Chronograph sets two world-records. Mind you- we shouldn’t be surprised — Piaget is a master at setting world records, especially when it comes to the divine ultra thin movement. The new Altiplano ultra-thin hand-wound chronograph sets the record in the ultra-thin field as the thinnest hand-wound flyback movement (caliber…

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A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started…

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Collectors’ Corner: How Piaget Watches and its Ultra-Thin Legacy Snags Watch Collectors

By Martin Green, watch collector, journalist for Revolution and Troisanneaux   Watch journalists are incredibly spoiled. They might not own every watch or even brand, yet they are exposed to the nec plus ultra of Haute Horlogerie on a daily basis. Such excessive exposure to so many great watches makes it hard to call favorites…..or…

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Would You Pay $400,000 for a Nine-Year-Old Patek Philippe?

Christie’s Important Watches Auction yesterday in New York yielded nearly $8.8 million in sales, further underscoring the thriving collector watch market. The top lot, Lot 366, in the auction was a 2008 Patek Philippe Reference 5033 platinum tonneau minute repeater with annual calendar. Sold with original certificate, the watch went to a private American collector…

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Three World Records Set in Watches at SIHH 2014

Ok so let’s just get right to it. There were three world records that were set at the recent SIHH 2014. 1)      The World’s Thinnest Mechanical watch. The record breaker:  PIAGET Altiplano 900 P. The 38mm wide case with 900P movement measures an amazing 3.65mm thin. (read about it here) 2)      The World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater.…

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Suck it Up, Guys; This One is for the Gals. Introducing the Piaget Limelight Blooming Rose at SIHH

Ok Guys – I know you are thinking – “Oh no, a woman’s watch – smack in the middle of SIHH.” But this one is quite inventive and besides, women are the hot ticket this year –as more and more brands recognize the savvy woman watch consumer and release collections geared for them. So –…

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