The fine folks at Hodinkee have turned us to a rare pre-SIHH drop from high-grade Swiss watchmaker Piaget. The Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic is said to be the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon measuring in at 10.4mm thick.
Piaget is known for their ultra thin mechanical movements, and it is fitting that their newest release, announced in advance of the SIHH in a few weeks, pushes the boundary on what is possible with an ultra-thin watch. Any watch at 10.4mm thick is considered thin, a tourbillon at this size is really impressive, an automatic tourbillon at this depth is really something extraordinary.
Let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we? Inside the Emperador Coussin is Piaget’s own caliber 1270P ultra-thin mechanical self-winding tourbillon movement which has a power reserve of 40 hours. On the outside the time is displayed off center, as both the tourbillon and the micro-rotor are on the front of the dial. This beauty is 46.5mm in diameter and is available in both rose gold and white gold. The white gold version is presented on a black alligator strap with white gold buckle, and while the red gold is on a blown alligator strap with red gold buckle.
For more details on Piaget’s Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic, head over to Hodinkee.