I used to look for the thinnest watches I could find, I was obsessed with thin watches for some reason; I bought my first “real” and thin watch way back in 1999, it was a Movado Museum watch, not really sure exactly what model it was, but it was pretty thin. As I learned more about watches, I fell in love with automatic watches, and we all know most affordable automatic/mechanical watches are quite thick. There are some thin automatic watches but they cost quite a bit, but if you’ve got the funds and are looking for a thin mechanical watch, here’s the Piaget Altiplano 900P, the world’s thinnest mechanical watch.
The Piaget Altiplano 900P watch is quite the engineering feat, the watch measures only 3.65 mm thick, this is a very thin watch, and the dial is 38 mm wide. All the parts had to be shaved to the thinnest they could get away with, with some parts as thin as a human hair.
The dial is very simple with a sub-dial dedicated to show time and the remainder of it shows the inner workings of the mechanical movement. The sub-dial is very simple, with the hour and minute hands and 12 hour markers. The dial is coated black and is placed in a white gold case with a black leather strap. The watch has a total of 145 components and the hand-wound mechanical movement has a 48 hour power reserve.
No word on prices yet, but we expect the Piaget Altiplano 900P watch to be on the expensive side. Via: Piaget