Before the SIHH exhibition in 2016, the brand successively launched Pre-SIHH watches to see first. Piaget announced the launch of a limited edition of 118 Emperador Coussin XL 700P concept watches, celebrating the release in 1976 The 40th anniversary of the first self-developed ultra-thin 7P quartz movement.
Fusion of mechanical and quartz movements
This watch is groundbreaking, combining a mechanical movement with a quartz thruster, highlighting two of Piaget’s long-established craftsmanship. Piaget has always taken the lead in the development of ultra-thin movements with its superb craftsmanship and infinite creativity. It has also created a series of exclusive quartz movements, which are used in various Piaget women’s watches and jewelry watches. The mechanism of the Emperador Coussin XL 700P uses quartz thrusters to produce vibration frequencies of up to 32768 Hz, which is the best proof of Piaget’s two watchmaking fields. This self-developed ‘starter’ has the same accuracy as its peers. It is mounted in a pillow-shaped case with a diameter of 46.5 millimeters, showing the noble style of the Black Tie series and the rigid lines of the watch.
Piaget’s outstanding achievements in the field of innovative mechanical movements are widely recognized, and the manufacturing process of ultra-thin watches is second to none. The brand has been inspiring creativity for 40 years. The Emperador Coussin XL 700P equipped with a thruster-adjusting mechanical movement is a tribute to Piaget’s development and production of its quartz movement, which highlights another aspect of the brand’s watchmaking process. Piaget’s patented quartz movement was born in 1976, and the 7P movement is completely independently developed and produced. When the watch industry revolutionized the quartz revolution, Switzerland created a number of unprecedented innovations in the field of research and development (for example, Centre Electronique Horloger, Neuchatel, Switzerland, successfully developed the world-renowned Bêta 21 movement in 1970), Piaget also participated in it, and thereafter Through independent research and development of the movement, Piaget once again demonstrated to the world the superb watchmaking skills and the ability to establish new ones. The thinnest movement in the world at that time, only 3.1 mm thick. Since then, Piaget has continued to expand the high-performance quartz movement series, which has become the heart of most ladies’ watches and jewellery watches. The Emperador Coussin XL 700P also introduces an unprecedented design movement, combining mechanical and quartz movements, combining two long-established professional watchmaking techniques with contemporary craftsmanship, together with representative geometric watch shapes.
Superb watchmaking craftsmanship for outstanding stability
The Emperador Coussin XL 700P is equipped with an ultra-thin mechanical movement adjusted by thrusters, symbolizing Piaget’s first integration of the Swiss-made electronic adjustment system into the brand’s classic inverted structure movement. This outstanding watchmaking achievement, including more than a dozen patent applications, is the prototype of Piaget’s original Swiss concept, which was the first patent registered in 1972, and was the result of two years of scientific research. At the same time, Piaget also showcased the brand’s flexible technology through its famous 7P ultra-thin quartz movement. To pay tribute to the 7P movement, Piaget decided to name the new electronically adjusted automatic winding movement ‘700P’. The thruster is installed in a mechanical movement with a precise structure and a unique shape. The vibration frequency reaches 32,768 Hz, which can effectively resist magnetic fields and gravitational forces.
Excellent and stylish design bearing the name of ‘Black Tie’ series
The movement uses an inverted structure, and the main functional elements of the watch are clearly visible on the surface. The eccentric movement automatic disc and thruster form an ‘8’ figure, while the eccentric hour and minute hands pass over the tapered hour scale. The design deliberately removes the dial, and the black-coated pincushion movement showcases a variety of traditional retouchings, including a sun-radiated machine-engraved micro-automatic dial with a Piaget coat of arms, a beveled bridge, and a frosted ring And silver screws. Dark black movement with black ADLC-coated gold bezel. Emperador Coussin XL 700P embodies the aristocratic style of the Black Tie series with delicate embellishment and contrasting design. The watch is wrapped in a 46.5mm-diameter white gold pillow-shaped case, decorated with a round bezel, displaying the classic elements of the brand and the ‘in-the-shape’ craftsmanship. The new Piaget 700P movement combines tradition and innovation, boldness and exquisiteness, superb mechanical and craftsmanship precision, and perfectly interprets this extremely stylish design.
Emperador Coussin XL 700P
G0A41041 / 18K white gold material / 700P self-winding movement / hour and minute display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal mirror / diameter 46.5mm / limited to 118 pieces