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Echoing the technical characteristics and record-breaking 3.5 mm measurement of the 600P tourbillon movement, the 642P movement is, just like its predecessor, the world's thinnest tourbillon movement. It features a flying tourbillon, positioned at 12 o'clock, whose carriage is accentuated by the presence of the stylised "P" of Piaget. The asymmetry of the design required meticulous adjustments in order to respect the balance of the whole movement. This carriage contains its regulating organ: the balance spring. The 642P movement is characterised by the addition of an astronomical moon-phase indicator at 6 o'clock. Governed by a gear train of extreme finesse, it will lose only one day every 122 years. Finally, the decorative elements such as the circular Côtes de Genève, the circular-grained mainplate, the bevelled and hand-drawn bridges and the blued screws keep with the distinctive aesthetic codes of the Swiss watch brand.
Manufacture Piaget 642P ultra-thin manual-winding mechanical movement flying tourbillon with moon phase.
*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.