A renowned Swiss watchmaker and jeweler Piaget, known for its expertise in the manufacture of ultra-thin mechanical timekeepers, is the creator of the world’s thinnest high jewelry mechanical timepiece – Dancer Exceptional Piece. Inside the watch, there is its ultra-thin 830P mechanical caliber which is only 2.5 mm thick, and which stands as a watchmaking strongpoint of the watch. On the outside, Piaget Dancer Exceptional Piece timekeeper is pure luxury: its case, dial and bracelet are paved with rows and rows of diamonds.
The watch with the reference GOA36050 originates from the Dancer collection of Piaget watches, and it incorporates some of the recognizable features of the series, such as double gadroon bezels and bracelet link in the shape of dumbbells. Like the rest of the watch, these elements are also completely covered with baguette and brilliant cut diamonds which are present even on the sides of the case and the wristlet. The total number of precious stones is amazing – 2,224 pieces, each of them set by a master gem-setter. It is by no means an easy task to create the watch that has most of its components covered with diamonds. Piaget meticulous craftsmen went so far that they even covered the screws on the bracelet with brilliant-cut stones. Such laborious task requires 700 hours of development work and additional 325 hours of gem-setting.
The case and the bracelet of Piaget Dancer Exceptional Piece are actually made from 18K white gold, even though it is not visible due to the presence of diamonds. Its gold housing has the diameter of 41 mm and the thickness of 7.7 mm, which earns it the title of the thinnest high jewelry mechanical timepiece. Naturally, in order for this to be possible Piaget needed to include its manually wound in-house caliber 830P mechanical movement. The Piaget manufacture caliber with the screwed balance is just 2.5mm thick, while its width measures to 26.8 mm. It incorporates 19 jewels, and provides solely hour and minute central hand functions. Its power reserve lasts for approximately 61 hours. Besides, this ultra-thin mechanical caliber made of 131 components and with the frequency of 3 Hz, also features fine decorations, such as engraved Piaget coat of arms, beveled bridges, blued screws, circular Còtes de Genève motif engravings and a circular grained mainplate.
The beautiful decorations of the fine mechanical caliber can be seen through the skeleton case back protected with sapphire, the material which is also used for its crystal. As it has been specified, the watch is water proof to 30 meters. This Piaget timekeeper was one of the featured pieces at the World Brand Piazza of the recently organized largest watch fair in the world that took place in Hong Kong.