Altiplano ultimate Concept Tourbillon, WIP

To mark the upcoming big anniversary, Maison Piaget has come up with something very special: 150 years after the founding of the manufacture, 67 years after the invention of the first ultra-thin caliber 9P and six years after the creation of what was then the world’s thinnest watch, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, Piaget is once again redefining the boundaries of watchmaking inventiveness.
The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon is a paradox in itself. Its dimensions, which go far beyond the limits of feasibility, are a visual statement, a first high point in the history of mankind and watchmaking. With a diameter of 41.5 mm, water resistance to 20 metres and a case made of cobalt alloy with blue PVD coating, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon appears to have all the features of an everyday watch. But its 2 mm height and its ring-shaped tourbillon give it an additional, exceptional touch.

I thought long and hard about taking on this challenge. I have already copied 2 Piaget Altiplano models, but I can’t use much of them because the layout has been changed to make room for the tourbillon. I have to redraw it completely.

Could someone please let my boss know that I won’t be coming into work for the next few days? Also, it would be good if you could drop off a bag of groceries at my door every two days or so.

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No problem. Done :joy:

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I have just finished the most important individual parts. Tomorrow I will start to create a unit out of them. It should have a charging indicator, like my previous versions. I have left out the tourbillon so far. I don’t want to deal with that until it is too late to accept failure as a possible option.

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Keep going mate :+1:

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Thank you, Doc. And thank you for the delicious homemade chicken soup that I found in the grocery bag on my doorstep today. Thank you to your wife for that! :grin:

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Haha. Your welcome mate :joy::+1:

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The manufacturer has published a promotional video on its website, which gives a very good impression of the parts that make up this watch and how they move - probably to prevent anyone from creating bad watch faces for this really special watch due to ignorance of how it works. The video can be found here:

-Altiplano Ultimate Concept Flying Tourbillon — Piaget Haute Horlogerie

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Today I finished the spring mechanism that I need for the charging animation. So far I’m happy with it. Tomorrow I’ll turn my attention to the tourbillon.

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I have finished the flying tourbillon. It was more difficult than expected, because the axis is not in the center of the tourbillon. But I found a good solution to the problem.
It still needs some fine-tuning, but I think I can publish it tomorrow.

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Looking forward to this one mate :+1:

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It’s done:
-Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon - #3 by G1NT0N1C

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