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Emperador Coussin XL 700P

Piaget 2016

ref. GOA41041
Men's

Once confined to women's watches, quartz movements have prompted a number of surprising new developments in Fine Watchmaking of late. Piaget's engineers started out with a traditional mechanical movement, with an off-centre micro-rotor to wind the mainspring and a conventional gear train. Its force is regulated not by the usual balance-and-spring assembly but by a miniature generator which, as it turns, produces an electric current. This acts on a quartz timing package which regulates the generator's rotational speed of precisely 5.33 turns/second. The principle behind this type of hybrid movement, implemented for example by Seiko, builds on an original concept that was registered in 1972. Piaget spent two years stabilising this movement.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Power-reserve indicator

Movement

  • Movement name
    700P
  • Energy supply
    Hybrid / electro-mechanical
  • N° of components
    298
  • N° of jewels
    32
  • Power reserve
    42 hours
  • Vibrations
    235929600
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    5.50 mm
  • Diameter
    34.90 mm

Case

  • Form
    Cushion
  • Material
    18k white gold
  • Maximum clear dimensions
    46.50 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    118