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Old 04-23-2019, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just Because That Time I Saw The Insanely Thin Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Watc

This one gives "ultra-thin" a whole new meaning.
2mm thick.
This piece is just a concept at the moment but I can imagine that the retail price if it goes into production will be staggering.
I can not get my head around the fact that this ultra slim case houses a mechanical movement.
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Whoa, that is crazy Gary, or crazy cool rather ! ..Honestly, could
understand this ultra thin case with a battery operated quartz, but holy
cow it's a mechanical?!! Things just keep on getting cooler, and cooler
with each passing day in this hobby sir !

What's next? ..Well am going to just enjoy this for now Gary !

Thanks a lot sir !!!
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Thank you for this article, it's because of information like this I'm glad to be a member! An incredible feat of engineering, it's almost unreal until you see it. This -> article explains somewhat more on the subject. The race was started by Concord but this was with quartz movements and they were eventually able to reduce the total height of the Delirium IV to a mind boggling 0.98mm. Imagine what kind of battery must have been developed for that watch!
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Thank you for this article, it's because of information like this I'm glad to be a member! An incredible feat of engineering, it's almost unreal until you see it. This -> article explains somewhat more on the subject. The race was started by Concord but this was with quartz movements and they were eventually able to reduce the total height of the Delirium IV to a mind boggling 0.98mm. Imagine what kind of battery must have been developed for that watch!
You are welcome I am seeing it and I know it is true yet I am struggling to believe there is a mechanical movement inside.
At the moment there seems to be an influx of staggering technological advances with brands/company's working so hard to improve that that is already impressive. It is fabulous to see that these top brands are not trading solely on exclusivity and are actually working to push that envelope further.
Thanks for your link too, not looked as yet but I will.

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Whoa, that is crazy Gary, or crazy cool rather ! ..Honestly, could

understand this ultra thin case with a battery operated quartz, but holy

cow it's a mechanical?!! Things just keep on getting cooler, and cooler

with each passing day in this hobby sir !



What's next? ..Well am going to just enjoy this for now Gary !



Thanks a lot sir !!!
Crazy cool indeed just imagine the size of those components. It seems unbelievable but true, it is staggering the rate these advances seem to be coming.
Very recently we have had an Accutron prototype a truly stunning watch, the ultra accurate Citizen movement now also in wristwatches, and now this mind bending ultra slim piece.
What next AT?
It truly is a great time for horology...

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You are welcome I am seeing it and I know it is true yet I am struggling to believe there is a mechanical movement inside.
At the moment there seems to be an influx of staggering technological advances with brands/company's working so hard to improve that that is already impressive. It is fabulous to see that these top brands are not trading solely on exclusivity and are actually working to push that envelope further.
Thanks for your link too, not looked as yet but I will.

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Thanks again, this has triggered a search for those watches I mentioned and has led me to the likes of the Piaget Polo and another Concord. For the 'inner Miami Vice dude' inside me I'll post about that later.
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Thanks again, this has triggered a search for those watches I mentioned and has led me to the likes of the Piaget Polo and another Concord. For the 'inner Miami Vice dude' inside me I'll post about that later.
Really pleased you enjoyed it, I have just started to read the article you have posted.
Ah yes Crocket and Tubbs it was a big show in the UK too. I had an Italian white suit also a lemon coloured one and shoes (no socks) in the eightys. I miss the eightys that was my clubbing era...

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Really pleased you enjoyed it, I have just started to read the article you have posted.
Ah yes Crocket and Tubbs it was a big show in the UK too. I had an Italian white suit also a lemon coloured one and shoes (no socks) in the eightys. I miss the eightys that was my clubbing era...

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I had an 'old pink' jacket with square pewter buttons then Yes, shoes without socks and somewhat wider pants that we wear now. When I met Anne I still had those clothes and she couldn't stop laughing when I showed them to her. Women, what do they now about a stylised dressed gentleman?! I need flash money
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I had an 'old pink' jacket with square pewter buttons then Yes, shoes without socks and somewhat wider pants that we wear now. When I met Anne I still had those clothes and she couldn't stop laughing when I showed them to her. Women, what do they now about a stylised dressed gentleman?! I need flash money
They know nothing of stylish men's attire, my wife is just the same a smart three piece suit she is fine with but if I want to wear a shirt with a cravat I am out alone.
A shame really I wanted to introduce a walking cane, jodhpurs and monocle into my attire, just kidding around that would be a step too far even for my eccentric tastes.

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They know nothing of stylish men's attire, my wife is just the same a smart three piece suit she is fine with but if I want to wear a shirt with a cravat I am out alone.
A shame really I wanted to introduce a walking cane, jodhpurs and monocle into my attire, just kidding around that would be a step too far even for my eccentric tastes.

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That sounds just like Hercule Poirot! The early series with David Suchet were nothing short of brilliant, later it became tired. The locations, the clothes and all that period correct furniture still makes my heart jump.
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That sounds just like Hercule Poirot! The early series with David Suchet were nothing short of brilliant, later it became tired. The locations, the clothes and all that period correct furniture still makes my heart jump.
He was superb as Hercule Poirot, I could wear his wardrobe but not his waxed mustache. The locations and like you stated the furniture out of this world.

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Crazy cool indeed just imagine the size of those components. It seems unbelievable but true, it is staggering the rate these advances seem to be coming.
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It's amazing Gary, and like you said it's the rate that things are changing,
and getter better, and better ! I mean there actually aren't any limits it
seems, and if brands can think of it, then it can be done. Really is terrific !

Honestly is tough keeping up with what is going on because things are
seemingly happening every day. It's not like there are years, or even
months in between the new innovations. All of these advancements
happen all the time, and from brands, or companies both big, and small.

We don't even have to wait for watch shows to hear about the news !
It's never ending nowadays, and just phenomenal sir !

Thanks so very much for the news, along with post once again !!!
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