Piaget is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first in-house movements, the ultra-thin 7P calibre, presented in 1976, by unveiling Emperador Coussin XL 700P: a new timepiece that comes with a generator-regulated mechanical movement.
Featuring an unusual match between a mechanical calibre and a generator, the new Emperador Coussin highlights two perfectly mastered skills embedded in the very genes of the manufacture. Piaget is a brand renowned for manufacturing ultra-thin mechanical and quartz movements. Continuing its legacy, the mechanical heart of the new timepiece is regulated by the high frequency of quartz oscillating at 32’768Hz, which controls the speed of the generator at 5.33 turns per second. The movement is produced from 298 parts.
The Emperador Coussin XL 700P features an inverted construction that reveals the main element of the watch on the display side, while the offset oscillating weight and the generator form a figure 8. With the notable absence of a dial, the black-coated cushion-shaped movement displays meticulous traditional finishes, such as the guilloché micro-rotor adorned with Piaget’s coat-of-arms, sunburst and chamfered bridges, circular stain-brushed wheels and silver-toned screws. The deep black shade of the calibre is matched by a black ADLC-coated gold bezel, giving its sporty look.
Measuring 46.5 mm in diameter, the timepiece boasts an 18k white gold cushion-shaped case topped with a rounded bezel. With a power reserved for approximately 42 hours, the timepiece comes with an elegant black leather strap attached to the case. Emperador Coussin XL 700P is issued in a 118-piece limited series.