Piaget has been making watches since 1874, and in the 1960s it has been more than successful in creating jewellery watches. Both its watches and its jewelry reflect the innovative approach of the company, which over fifty years ago made the daring decision to work exclusively with precious metals.
While Piaget’s designers were redesigning its watches, its engineers were busy designing an ultra-thin hand-wound Calibre 9P movement in 1957 and the 2.3 mm Calibre 12P self-winding movement in 1960, the thinnest self-winding movement in the world.
The watchmaker’s thin movements enabled the company to create the famous Altiplano watch and experiment with stone dials that were outlandish in the 1960s. This innovative spirit later inspired Piaget to create daring designs such as the Emperador or the timeless classic, the Piaget Polo.