Outside of the decently well-selling Altiplano collection, it does not always appear that Piaget has a specific strategy when it comes to their men’s watches. In fact, if there was one really nice high-end brand that produced their own movements inside of the Richemont Group that might benefit from a bit of an image injection on the men’s side, it is Piaget – at least in my opinion. That doesn’t mean Piaget isn’t still making some really nice watches, it just takes a bit of time (and money) to enjoy and learn about them. Take, for example, this very lovely and quite ritzy Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Automatic Skeleton replica watch.
At least, that is the name I’ve given the watch. Piaget’s website doesn’t even give the watch a name that sounds right outside of the reference numbers (there is an 18k rose gold and 18k white gold Piaget fake watches). An interesting note is that the movement inside of the 18k rose gold version is actually in 18k rose gold (the white gold-cased model does not have a gold movement). So, according to Piaget, this is the “Piaget Emperador tourbillon skeleton cushion-shaped watch,” which doesn’t sound very strong. To a degree, I understand the issue because this is essentially a cosmetic upgrade to a very similar watch from 2011. Back then, we went hands-on with the Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin . Each uses a 1270-family movement, with the previous 2011 watch using an in-house-made caliber 1207P, while this new 2015 version uses the caliber 1207S. What’s different? Only the skeletonization style – but that makes it look really different.
Off the wrist, the Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Automatic Skeleton case is interesting and often attractive (depending on your perspective). On the wrist, it really depends on how thick your arms are. At 46.5mm wide Piaget copy watches, this is a nicely bold watch, but one that will look a bit silly on smaller wrists. On the correct wrists, there is certainly a handsome regality to the graceful curves and obvious distinct aesthetic elements.