To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Piaget 7P in-house quartz movement, Piaget at SIHH 2016 unveiled the Emperador Coussin XL 700P: a concept watch with a generator-regulated mechanical movement, issued in a 118-piece limited series. The new watch’s name is a play on the name of the 7P caliber from 1976.
The movement inside the new watch is regulated by the high frequency of quartz oscillating at 32,768Hz that controls the speed of a generator turning at 5.33 turns per second. The quartz controls the rotation of the generator and wheels train to ensure an extremely high degree of precision, according to Piaget, as well as perfect resistance to magnetic fields and gravity. This new caliber, for which at least ten patents have been filed, stems from two years of research, all based on an original Swiss concept first registered in 1972.
The dial side of this 46.5mm white gold Emperador Coussin XL 700P features a very visible guilloché micro-rotor adorned with the Piaget coat-of-arms, sunburst and chamfered bridges, circular stain-brushed wheels and silver-toned screws. The caliber’s deep black shade is matched by a black ADLC-coated gold bezel.
Piaget is one of the few luxury watch brands that designs, develops and manufactures its own movements. Its quest for excellence and drive to develop new movements demonstrates the tremendous innovative capacity of Piaget. On the strength of its unique ultra-thin watches and creative interpretations of the finest complications available in watch-making, the firm has reached the heights of watch manufacturing tradition and the art of horology. Discover more about Piaget here.