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The 850P, often called "the traveller’s movement" is a self-winding mechanical movement. Like its immediate predecessor, the 800P, it has a double barrel and offers three particularly useful functions for the contemporary traveller: second time zone, day/night indicator and date window at 12 o'clock. Its 12-hour time zone at 7 o'clock allows the setting of a second time, different from home time driven by the central movement. Inside this zone is the day/night indicator linked to the home time, telling the traveller whether the sun is shining in his home city. On the other side of the main dial, at 5 o'clock, a small seconds indication completes this ideal globe-trotter’s watch. Circular Côtes de Genève, a circular-grained mainplate, bevelled bridges, blued screws and an oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms add the finishing touches to this movement and are reminders of the Swiss watchmaking brand's high aesthetic values.
Manufacture Piaget 850P self-winding mechanical movement with small seconds, date and dual time zone.
*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.