Ultra-thin watches are, in a sense, extremely representative of the superb watchmaking craftsmanship. Below, let’s take a look at the amazing works recognized in those ultra-thin watches.
▲ The Piaget Altiplano Skeleton ultra-thin skeleton watch has achieved two world records and raised the limit to a new level: the world’s thinnest self-winding skeleton watch (5.34 mm), equipped with the world’s thinnest self-winding skeleton Movement (2.40 mm). Inside a 38 mm diameter white gold case, this watch sees through to the extreme thinness.
▲ The new 2924 movement in the 40th anniversary limited edition of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series ultra-thin skeleton tourbillon watch is a hand-winding tourbillon ultra-thin movement (4.46 mm). In addition to being as slim as ever, it has an amazing hollow design and is equipped with a tourbillon device representing the pinnacle of complex watchmaking. It is one of the thinnest tourbillon movements on the market. The 41 mm diameter platinum case is the new size of the Royal Oak series.
▲ RADO True Thinline watches not only possess the highest comfort and hardness of high-tech ceramics, but also have the advantages of extreme lightness, bringing an extremely light whirlwind to contemporary watches.
▲ The total thickness of the 39mm diameter case of the Ultra-thin Power Reserve Master Series is only 9.85mm. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 938 automatic movement with a thickness of only 4.9 mm possesses all the properties of a precision timepiece, as well as a vibration frequency of 4 Hz and a 43-hour power reserve display.
▲ The Saxonia Thin watch, with a case diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of only 5.9 mm, is the thinnest watch in Lange’s history. The classic part of a watch is that it focuses on the essence of the timepiece, with only the hours and minutes, nothing else.
▲ This watch is equipped with a 430MC manual winding movement with a case diameter of 46mm and a thickness of only 7.05mm. It belongs to the super-large model in the blue balloon series.
As the Chinese market becomes more and more powerful, ultra-thin watches that are popular with Chinese consumers are common among major watch brands, and many watch manufacturers are racing to launch thin and thin watches. The thinness of the watch body reached an incredible level in numbers, even 5.34 mm in 2012.
Ultra-thin watches embody technology breakthroughs and innovations that span centuries. How can these ultra-thin watches with distinctive personality and outstanding characteristics be a ‘thin’ character? Hidden in an elegant or minimalist ultra-thin casing, it is the core of time that inherits the past and connects the future. Let’s feel the most beautiful among the slim!
New record for hollow slimming
Ultra-thin technology has a long history of competition, and it is a difficult technical challenge to combine ultra-thin movement and exquisite hollowwork in the same watch. The new 1200S movement designed, developed and produced by Piaget Fine Watchmaking Factory includes a number of innovations. The art of guilloché is performed on the world’s thinnest self-winding movement, with absolute contemporary style and fine structure configuration. Take openwork to a whole new level.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series. The Royal Oak watch was once the world’s first distinguished sports watch, leaving a deep mark in the history of Audemars Piguet. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Audemars Piguet presents the 40th anniversary limited edition of the Royal Oak series ultra-thin skeleton tourbillon watch. As an expert in the manufacture of ultra-thin movements, Audemars Piguet has introduced the 2121 movement, which is only 3.05 mm thick, one of the world’s thinnest automatic mechanical movements.
Minimalism returns to the altar
If the hollow ultra-thin watch is deeply moved by its profound complexity, then watch lovers who like the beauty of simplicity prefer the minimalist representatives-Jaeger-LeCoultre and Lange. At the Geneva Haute Horlogerie in 2012, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory released three new Master Control series watches to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series. The quite simple Master Ultra Thin Reserve de Marche ultra-thin power reserve display master series watches are based on the legendary reliability and minimalist appearance of the Master series of watches to add new technological innovations-extremely delicate manufacturing process.
Simple and fluent shapes and elegant and stable design are the traditional styles of Lange’s Saxonia series. To match the ultra-thin case, Lange has developed a similarly thin manual-winding movement, the model L093.1, with a thickness of only 2.9 mm. It is the thinnest movement manufactured by Lange, which is reliable and sufficient. 72-hour power reserve.
Praise for creativity and craftsmanship
At the 2011 Haute Horlogerie Salon in Geneva, Cartier released the Ballon Bleu de Cartier blue-balloon series Extra-flat ultra-thin watch, the meaning of ultra-thin is seen from the name alone. Compared with the previous members of the Blue Balloon family, the ultra-thin watch launched by the Blue Balloon series uses the ultra-thin body and light texture to interpret the elegance of the Blue Balloon watch series to the extreme.
It is also worth mentioning the RADO Swiss radar watch. Since 1986, the radar watch has been the pioneer of high-tech materials in the watch manufacturing industry. Today, with an ultra-thin beauty of less than 5 mm, the True Thinline series will be The high-tech ceramic material has pushed to a peak that can be proud of the industry and challenged ultra-thin quartz movements below 5 mm. In order to achieve this new ultra-thin structure, all watch components have been thoroughly re-engineered to ensure perfect integration, including the ultra-thin quartz movement unique to radar watches.
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