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A development of the 500P, the 551P is a self-winding movement distinguished by the addition of two small complications: an off-centred small seconds at 10 o'clock, a Piaget signature feature and a power-reserve indicator at 6 o'clock. It is also fitted with a balance stop. The circular Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate, bevelled bridges and blued screws adding the finishing touches to this movement are reminders of the Swiss watchmaking brand's high aesthetic values.
Manufacture Piaget 551P self-winding mechanical movement with small seconds and power-reserve indicator.
*Piaget luxury watches and jewellery are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.
1957 saw Piaget’s impressive craftsmanship move onto an even higher plane with the release of its first ultra-thin movement, the 9P – one of the thinnest ever made. This manual winding movement quickly became legendary within Haute Horlogerie, ensuring the Manufacture was destined to be associated with ultra-thin watches from then on. Three years later the Piaget 12P was born; at just 2.1 mm, this self-winding movement broke the first in a long line of records for thinness.
Incorporating as it does all the métiers of luxury watchmaking, Piaget’s Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie encompasses the tremendous creative energy, the touch of avant-garde, and the consummate skills to design and create dozens of new movements – mostly ultra-thin, all entirely in-house. From the simplest to the most complex, manual or self-winding, round or contoured, with fine skeletons, or even gem-set, Piaget movements mark defining moments in the history of Haute Horlogerie. Its Manufacture combines record-breaking fineness with breathtaking technical achievements, such as setting baguette-cut diamonds onto the working parts of a movement.