EMPERADOR COUSSIN ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

Piaget Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater

 
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PIAGET - EMPERADOR COUSSIN XL ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 10 PIECES

EMPERADOR COUSSIN ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

MORE ONE EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT BY PIAGET

SIHH 2013 - Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie

The SIHH will take place in Geneva this month.

Piaget will present many incredible novelties there, including a new double record:

EMPERADOR COUSSIN XL ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

- World’s thinnest mechanical self-winding minute repeater movement (4,8 mm)

- World’s thinnest mechanical self-winding minute repeater watch (9,4 mm)

A calibre entirely developed, produced, decorated and assembled by Piaget.

PIAGET CALIBER 1290P

EMPERADOR COUSSIN ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

If there is a major complication that is particularly difficult to produce, is definitely the minute repeater.

The Calibre 1290P have an exceptional level of finish and decoration.

It is the most prestigious level of finishing ever performed by the Piaget manufacture.

The image finishing level is awesome, the decorations are entirely done by hand: bridges bevelled and handdrawn with a file, sunburst or circular satin-brushed wheels, pink gold-toned screws and oscillating weight, mirror-polished finishing.

EMPERADOR COUSSIN ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

This is a constant challenge, in that assembling, adjusting and decorating such thin parts allows no room for mistakes.

Some wheels are for example a mere 0.12 mm thick, scarcely more than a hair's breadth (0.08 mm).

Some components even measure as little as 0.07 mm! The microrotor was designed in platinum in order to guarantee the best possible winding power within a minimum thickness.

The development of its 1290P movement alone involved three years of work by six engineers dedicated to this task.

A WATCH WITH AN ACOUSTICS OF RARE PURITY

EMPERADOR COUSSIN ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

The pursuit of such rare performances governed the entire conception of the movement.

Activating the repeater slide at 9 o'clock serves to trigger the minute repeater on demand.

The sound is then generated by the vibrations of a gong that is struck by the hammers.

The hammers are made of steel to ensure an optimal hardness to weight ratio.

The gong itself is designed all of a piece to guarantee enhanced transmission of the vibrations and thus the sound through the movement and on through the case.

EMPERADOR COUSSIN ULTRA-THIN MINUTE REPEATER

In order to preserve the purity of this sound throughout its duration, the calibre is equipped with an inertia flywheel serving to regulate the rhythm between the start and the finish of the chiming.

Whereas a conversation reaches an average of 65 decibels, Calibre 1290P chimes with exceptional intensity, with no less than 64 decibels dedicated to an incredible pure sound.

RETAIL PRICE:
On demand

TECHNICAL DETAILS - EMPERADOR COUSSIN XL

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 10 PIECES

- World’s thinnest mechanical self-winding minute repeater movement (4,8 mm)

- World’s thinnest mechanical self-winding minute repeater watch (9,4 mm)

MOVEMENT:
Manufacture Piaget 1290P
Ultra-thin mechanical selfwinding minute repeater movement
Movement thickness: 4,80 mm
With 407 Individual components

FINISHING:

FRONT
Sunburst satin brushed and guilloche mainplate hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, sunburst or circular satin brushed steel components handbevelled and hand-drawn with a file, blackened and polished screws.

BACK
Circular Côtes-de-Genève, bridges hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, sunburst satin brushed wheels, pink gold-toned platinum oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms, pink gold and rhodium plated polished screws, "P" fixed to the regulator assembly as Piaget signature.

VIBRATIONS:
21,600 vph (3 Hz)

JEWELS:
44 Jewels

POWER RESERVE:
40 hours

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes and minute repeater

CASE:
18k Rose gold

SIZE:
Measuring 48,00mm in diameter
World’s thinnest mechanical self-winding minute repeater watch (9,4 mm)

DIAL:
Skeleton
Hours and minutes in the center
Sunburst satin brushed and guilloche mainplate hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file
Sunburst or circular satin brushed steel components handbevelled and hand-drawn with a file, blackened and polished screws

GLASS:
Sapphire glass with antireflection treatment on both sides

STRAP:
Brown alligator strap
18K rose gold folding clasp

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