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The enduring reign of ultra-thin watches Review

The less-is-more doctrine is a welcome change to some of the busy, chunky actions models of late night, which sit on the wrist just like a hockey puck. The reign of elegant ultra-thin watches is quite much in vogue as manufacturers throw the gauntlet in the struggle for slim. Far less likely to succumb to the ravages of passing tendencies, the allure of ultra-slim watches is classic and also a testament to the extraordinary miniaturisation skills of the watchmakers, who find means of injecting miniature pieces into regions the size and depth of a coin. Another beauty of ultra-thin watches is that they swing both ways, appealing to people equally.
Housed in a 36mm platinum case measuring just 4.13mm thick, the dial of Vacheron Constantin’s Ultra-fine 1955 view is a study in restraint and refined minimalism (#29,900).
One of the most popular watches in the marketplace in its day has been Vacheron Constantin’s Ultra-fine 1955 watch. Included in the new Historiques collection, the Ultra-fine 1955 was revisited, much to the delight of collectors. What’s even more restrained, however, is the diminutive space into which the 117 elements of this movement have been organized. Like its venerable lithe ancestor, the manual-winding movement of the revisited Ultra-fine 1955 watch is just 1.64mm thick (that’s thinner than the thickness of an American quarter or a five pence British coin).
When it comes to slender, Piaget watches are the reference. What makes Piaget so special is that the unique jewellery experience the Maison invests in its own high jewellery men’s and women’s timepieces, as in the case of the totally dazzling work of art. Measuring a slender 5.60mm in height, its 38mm white gold case frames a fully set dial which sparkles with the light of white diamonds. And it is not just the conventional use of diamonds to decorate the bezel and lugs but diamonds set through the very heart of the openworked movement. Adorned using 5.77 carats of diamonds, even the mainplate and bridges of this ultra-thin hand-wound movement contain vibrant and snow-set diamonds.
Panerai has transitioned to the joys of a smaller girth and has slimmed down the thickness of its iconic Luminor watch using the new Luminor Due collection (#16,600). Proving once again that lean is always in, even Panerai watches have succumbed to the joys of a smaller girth and slimmed down the elevation of its iconic Luminor watch in this brand new Luminor Due collection. Without betraying a single characteristic of its legendary 1950 Luminor ancestor – finish with all the protective crown bridge, the cut-out numerals and indices, the tiny seconds counter at 9 o’clock and the hallmark luminosity of Panerai watches – the brand new Luminor Due models come in gold or steel cases whittled down to a height of just over 10.5mm, making the smaller 42mm a very attractive and viable option for both sexes.

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A. Lange & Söhne’s new Saxonia Thin assortment comes in two colors of gold and two sizes (#11,500 and #17,700.) Celebrating the very German worth of pragmatism and caliber, the Saxonia household has become a modern classic. The newest Saxonia Thin set is presented in pink or white gold instances using a thickness of 5.9mm. Graceful, sober and exquisitely finished, this elegant ultra-slim model comes in two sizes, 37 and 40mm, once again satisfied to both women’s and men’s wrists.

The less-is-more doctrine is a welcome change to some of the busy, chunky actions models of late night, which sit on the wrist just like a hockey puck. The reign of elegant ultra-thin watches is quite much in vogue as manufacturers throw the gauntlet in the struggle for slim. Far less likely to succumb to the ravages of passing tendencies, the allure of ultra-slim watches is classic and also a testament to the extraordinary miniaturisation skills of the watchmakers, who find means of injecting miniature pieces into regions the size and depth of a coin. Another beauty of ultra-thin watches is that they swing both ways, appealing to people equally.
Housed in a 36mm platinum case measuring just 4.13mm thick, the dial of Vacheron Constantin’s Ultra-fine 1955 view is a study in restraint and refined minimalism (#29,900).
One of the most popular watches in the marketplace in its day has been Vacheron Constantin’s Ultra-fine 1955 watch. Included in the new Historiques collection, the Ultra-fine 1955 was revisited, much to the delight of collectors. What’s even more restrained, however, is the diminutive space into which the 117 elements of this movement have been organized. Like its venerable lithe ancestor, the manual-winding movement of the revisited Ultra-fine 1955 watch is just 1.64mm thick (that’s thinner than the thickness of an American quarter or a five pence British coin).
When it comes to slender, Piaget watches are the reference. What makes Piaget so special is that the unique jewellery experience the Maison invests in its own high jewellery men’s and women’s timepieces, as in the case of the totally dazzling work of art. Measuring a slender 5.60mm in height, its 38mm white gold case frames a fully set dial which sparkles with the light of white diamonds. And it is not just the conventional use of diamonds to decorate the bezel and lugs but diamonds set through the very heart of the openworked movement. Adorned using 5.77 carats of diamonds, even the mainplate and bridges of this ultra-thin hand-wound movement contain vibrant and snow-set diamonds.
Panerai has transitioned to the joys of a smaller girth and has slimmed down the thickness of its iconic Luminor watch using the new Luminor Due collection (#16,600). Proving once again that lean is always in, even Panerai watches have succumbed to the joys of a smaller girth and slimmed down the elevation of its iconic Luminor watch in this brand new Luminor Due collection. Without betraying a single characteristic of its legendary 1950 Luminor ancestor – finish with all the protective crown bridge, the cut-out numerals and indices, the tiny seconds counter at 9 o’clock and the hallmark luminosity of Panerai watches – the brand new Luminor Due models come in gold or steel cases whittled down to a height of just over 10.5mm, making the smaller 42mm a very attractive and viable option for both sexes.
A. Lange & Söhne’s new Saxonia Thin assortment comes in two colors of gold and two sizes (#11,500 and #17,700.) Celebrating the very German worth of pragmatism and caliber, the Saxonia household has become a modern classic. The newest Saxonia Thin set is presented in pink or white gold instances using a thickness of 5.9mm. Graceful, sober and exquisitely finished, this elegant ultra-slim model comes in two sizes, 37 and 40mm, once again satisfied to both women’s and men’s wrists.