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If you have been holding your breath for the 5711 you put your name down for seven years ago, it’s time to listen to Queen Elsa and let it go – alternatively, you’ll suffocate. Like all watch manufacturers in these unprecedented times, best replica Patek Philippe has taken a hit to its productivity for the year, enduring lockdowns and, later, staggered workforces and interrupted production.

The brand has also had to adapt the way they engage with and present to consumers – allowing authorised dealers to list their watches online and recently launching their first watch via a digital announcement. By no means is the esteemed brand in financial trouble, as their years of success have built a nice fiscal cushion, or “a lot of reserves of cash”, as Thierry Stern puts it, for moments such as this.

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But for a brand that does not produce Swatch Group-level quantities, many cannot help but wonder what this means for watch availability and production quantity for this year. In a recent interview with Forbes magazine, Thierry Stern has provided us the answer: Swiss made fake Patek Philippe production is down 30 per cent, due to COVID-19.

Thierry Stern explains, “For Patek, we have a lot of reserve cash, and when we had to shut down for a month and a half … it was OK. I knew I had to decrease the quantity [of watches produced] for the year. The target was about 60,000 to 65,000 pieces. I couldn’t do it losing that time, but I am still OK. The business is decreased about 30 per cent, but I am still OK with that.” Assuming the target was 60,000 watches prior to the pandemic hitting the world, this means that we can expect cheap AAA replica Patek Philippe to produce 40,000 watches this year – with stainless steel manufactured in even smaller quantities.

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To Stern’s credit, he recognised the importance of preserving their workforce and team to ensure people were not getting sick. The reality is if one of the master watchmakers or artisans has an unfortunate encounter with the virus it could deal a devastating blow to the output of highly complicated watches in the long term. These men and women cannot be replaced quickly, and would require an extremely trained and seasoned watchmaker to fill their shoes.

Being an independent and family-run company for almost 90 years by the Stern family, a lot of business experience and tactics have been developed and shared over generations. Stern explains, “My dad always told me that you have to be ready for a crisis at any time. He faced a few of them in the past, and so that is something I have always had in mind, so when the crisis came, I felt prepared.”

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In traditional watchmaking, achieving a mechanical wristwatch with a total thickness of just 2mm was thought to be a totally unachievable goal. The common wisdom was that components could simply not be reduced enough without sacrificing the accuracy and daily wearability of the watch.

In 2014, perfect Piaget replica set out to develop a super-thin watch with a maximum overall thickness of only 2mm. Very quickly, technicians and watchmakers understood that to reach this goal, they would have to totally rethink all of the traditional methods of producing a mechanical watch.

The Beginnings of Ultra-Thin

Piaget’s tradition of manufacturing ultra-thin watches started in 1957 with the legendary caliber 9P movement, which itself was only 2mm high.

A historic achievement, this was just the beginning. Simultaneously, the brand launched its first iconic ultra-thin watch. With its svelte design and minimalistic shape, Piaget’s ultra-thin caliber quickly became a key reference in watchmaking.

In tribute to the 9P caliber, the Swiss made fake Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch continues to push the boundaries of what is considered possible by fusing the even slimmer 900P-UC caliber to the case, meaning the watch is the movement. It is the latest development in Piaget’s six-decades-plus quest to achieve an ultra-thin watch.

At the 2018 SIHH expo in Geneva, Piaget revealed the first prototype of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, which immediately received resoundingly positive feedback by both watch collectors and experts. To further develop this concept, the Piaget team was then tasked to finalize the development of the watch and its manufacturing process so that it could graduate from the prototype stage to an accurate and reliable daily wristwatch.

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From Dream To Reality

In 2020, following two years of additional development from an ambitious prototype to the final product, Piaget was finally able to deliver its first Altiplano Ultimate Concept to the market.

At Watchonista, we had the extreme privilege of being able to follow Jean-Daniel Hofmann, the prototype watchmaker at Piaget, through each meticulous step, from production to final assembly, of this amazing watch.  Together with Jérôme Nicolet, Head of Movement Development, and Quentin Hébert, Head of Watch Marketing, Hofmann took the time to explain to us the challenges and industrial innovations necessary to create the Altiplano Ultimate Concept in an exclusive video taken at the Piaget movement manufacture in La Côte-aux-Fées.

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From the fusion of the Swiss movement to the case, to the development of an infinite screw to set the watch, from the 0.2mm glass to the innovative barrel, this video will help you understand how complex the challenge was and how difficult it was to accomplish this vision.

With five patents and a total reinvention of traditional watchmaking, including a new testing process, the best fake Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept is the pinnacle of extreme watchmaking. At each stage, this exclusive watch will be totally unique to each individual owner under Piaget’s “Infinitely Personal” concept, which allows more than 195,000 personalized permutations. Now, exclusivity and individuality in watchmaking have a name: The Altiplano Ultimate Concept.