Piaget Unveils Emperador Full-Set Coussin Perpetual Calendar Watch

May 21, 2010
The universally-famous company Piaget is proud to unveil its millionth watch, christened Emperador Full-Set Coussin Perpetual Calendar. A true horological achievement, this model marries marvelously the refined watchmaking and the jewelry art.

Strictly limited to just 20 pieces, the Piaget Emperador Full-Set Coussin Perpetual Calendar watch has been produced in keeping with the brandís rich watchmaking heritage.

The history of the brand dates back to 1874, when Georges Edouard Piaget established its first workshop in La Cote-aux-Fees. Ever since, the company has experienced a continuous development in both watch and jewelry making. Now, Piagetís international headquarters are located in La Cote-aux-Fees in the Neuchatel Jura region, as well as in Plan-les-Ouates in Canton Geneva.

The illustrious brand has been recognized as an authority in an increasingly competitive world of horology. It is attributable to Piagetís capability to provide their customers with remarkable watches, powered by the manufactory-made movements. Many years of dedicated work resulted for the brand in accumulating of valuable horological assets, with the exclusive portfolio of mechanical movements among them.

The greatest technical accomplishment of this watchmaker is developing and manufacturing of ultra-thin movements. They range from the renowned 2 mm thin mechanical manually-wound movement - Calibre 9P, issued in 1957, to a 2.35 mm thin mechanical self-winding movement - Calibre 1208P, released in 2010.

It should be also noted that the brand demonstrates its extensive experience in jewelry-making not just by manufacturing jewelry and Haute Joaillerie collections, but also by utilizing this technology in the field of gem-set timepieces. Now, the firm has chosen to illustrate its twofold legitimacy as a watchmaker and a jeweler by introducing the Emperador Full-Set Coussin Perpetual Calendar watch.

As its name suggest, the exclusive Piaget watch is equipped with the perpetual calendar, one of the major horological complications. The watch will successfully handle the calendar irregularities until the year 2100.

Ticking inside this model is a mechanical self-winding Calibre 856P movement, which operates at a frequency 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a 72-hour power reserve. True to the tradition of its authentic ultra-thin movements, Piaget introduces its miniature 5.6 mm thick calibre, which incorporates an amazing range of functions. It includes the indication of hours and minutes, small seconds at 4 o'clock, month and leap year at 12 o'clock, as well as retrograde day of the week and date at 3 o'clock. What further sets the Piaget watch apart, is a dual time-zone, which can be read off from two hands in a counter, located at 9 oíclock. The functions mentioned are complimented by the day/night indicator indexed to the central hour.

The Caliber 856P movement also catches the eye with its extraordinary decoration. Its mainplate and bridges are circular-grained and beveled, their flanks, meanwhile, are hand-drawn. The visual appeal of the mechanism is intensified by the blued screws and circular Cotes de Geneve pattern.

This movement is enclosed in an 18-carat white gold case paved with 314 brilliant-cut diamonds, with the total weight of 2.5 carats. These precious stones are kept company by 60 baguette-cut diamonds, which weight totals to 5 carats. The case is outfitted with a crown adorned with 0.4 carats of 12 baguette-cut diamonds. The brandís craftsmen have also equipped the back of the watch with a sapphire crystal, which opens the view to the fascinating details of the movement.

Embraced by the case is an incredible dial. The display includes guilloche and satin-brushed counters and applied 18-carat white gold hour-markers. The temporal indications are escorted by 263 brilliant-cut diamonds. Their total weight constitutes 1.2 carats.

The remarkable Piaget Emperador Full-Set Coussin Perpetual Calendar watch is teamed with a black alligator leather strap. It terminates in an 18-carat white gold pin buckle encrusted with 7 baguette-cut diamonds with a weight of 0.6 carats.

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