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Piaget Three new Altiplano watches

Piaget’s pre-SIHH collection unites ultra-thin watchmaking, gem-setting and hard stones.

As one of the very few traditional watchmaking manufactures with an equally strong focus on jewellery, Piaget is uniquely placed to create pieces that blend watchmaking with the precise skills associated with working in precious stones. These stones, formed under tremendous heat and pressure and extracted from deep beneath the earth’s surface, highlight the eternal brilliance of a Piaget timepiece.

Altiplano 36mm

The 36mm Altiplano High Jewellery is an essential model in the elegant collection of Piaget. For the first time, it comes set with baguette diamonds on the bezel and dial, and a sunray-brushed dial in Piaget Blue, limited to an edition of 88 pieces.

Three new Altiplano watches

Altiplano 36mm © Piaget

The baguette cut is known for its discretion and refinement. In this 36mm Altiplano High Jewellery, the baguette diamonds frame the watch and mark out the dial quarters, allowing the intense dial hue to truly shine. This particular shade of deep blue has defined the maison through the decades and most recently anchored the anniversary collection of Piaget Altiplano watches shown at the 2017 SIHH. Like the sky itself, the dial reveals different aspects of appearance under varying levels of illumination, the sunray finish creating a hypnotic play of light and shade.

Three new Altiplano watches

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The watch houses the ultra-thin hand-wound Calibre 430 P Piaget, with a 43-hour power reserve. Its finishings include a circular-grained plate, beveled bridges with circular côtes de Genève, sunburst-brushed wheels, blue screws, and a “P” fixed to the regulator-assembly as Piaget signature.

A blue alligator leather strap with 18K white gold pin buckle completes this elegant watch.

Altiplano Tourbillon 41mm

The celestial influence becomes even more pronounced in the 41mm white-gold Altiplano Tourbillon, featuring a blue meteorite dial encircled by diamonds and limited to 28 pieces. Hours and minutes are indicated via the hallmark Piaget Altiplano baton hands and indices at eight o’clock, while the whirling dance of the flying tourbillon at the two o’clock position recalls the rotation of planetary bodies in a dark blue firmament. 

Three new Altiplano watches

Altiplano Tourbillon 41mm © Piaget

The distinctive lines on the surface of the meteorite are known as Widmanstätten patterns and are typical of the crystallised nickel-iron structures found within iron meteorites. This type of meteorite is speculated to date from the very beginnings of the cataclysmic events that result in the creation of solar systems. Just as diamonds are crystallised records of conditions deep within the earth, meteorites are crystallised records of the birth of galaxies.

The ultra-thin and hand-wound Calibre Tourbillon 670P Piaget, with 48 hours of power reserve, powers the watch. It features a circular-grained plate, beveled bridges with circular côtes de Genève, sunburst-brushed wheels, black screws, and a hand-beveled flying tourbillon cage. 

The timepiece is worn on a blue alligator leather strap with 18K pink gold pin buckle

Altiplano 40mm

The pink-gold 40mm Altiplano, with grey meteorite dial and a simple distillation of time told in hours and minutes, with a date window at three o’clock, embodies the purest expressions of essential Piaget. The combination of pink gold with the grey meteorite and pink-gold indices is a step removed from the high-contrast beauty of the 36mm and 41mm models, but more fully showcases the subtle nuances of the meteorite as a material. The 40mm Piaget Altiplano in pink gold with grey meteorite dial is limited to an edition of 300 pieces.

Three new Altiplano watches

Altiplano 40mm © Piaget

The self-widing ultra-thin Calibre 1203P Piaget powers the hour, minute and date functions and offers a 44-hour power reserve. In addition to the usual finishings, the movement has an engraved coat of arms on the slate grey colored gold oscillating weight.

A grey alligator leather strap with 18K pink gold pin buckle completes the watch.

Three new Altiplano watches

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18 January 2019
Brian Ssengo
Beautiful timepiece

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