Materialising the quintessence of Piaget's mastery in the domain of ultra-thin watchmaking, the Piaget Altiplano 43 mm – the double record-setting model launched in 2010 – now comes in an elegant version with a gem-set bezel.
One of the feats it represents is that of successfully setting 88 diamonds (approx 0.8 carats) on the bezel, while preserving the record slenderness of the 5.25 mm white gold case that makes it the thinnest automatic watch on the market. This result has been achieved by an ingenious construction, a flat sapphire crystal, tapering lugs and a multi-level dial. The discreet yet elegant gem-setting beautifully highlights the sleek lines of the bezel on this Piaget Altiplano 43 mm.
While the case is the thinnest in its category, the 2.35 mm thick calibre it houses is currently the thinnest mechanical automatic movement on the market. Conceived, developed and produced by the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget, Calibre 1208P combines the intrinsic qualities of an ultra-thin movement with remarkable technical performance and extreme reliability. Equipped with a 22-carat gold oscillating weight, this mechanical movement remarkable in every respect drives hours, minutes, and small seconds at 5 o'clock. It beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph and has an approximately 40-hour power reserve. Finally, loyal to its tradition of extreme quality, the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget makes it a point of honour to treat this ultra-thin movement to meticulous finishing: in addition to the bevelled bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, the circular-grained mainplate, the satin-brushed steel parts and the blued screws, Calibre 1208P features sunburst wheels and a dedicated index assembly bearing the P for Piaget like a secret signature. These refined details are visible through the sapphire crystal back of this white gold case that is water-resistant to 20 metres and teamed with a black alligator strap fastened by a pin buckle exclusive to the Piaget Altiplano collection.
With its exquisitely gem-set bezel, tapered lugs, pure dial and broad calibre – measuring 13 ¼ lignes, meaning 29.9 mm in diameter – endowed with fine finishes, this new Piaget Altiplano perfectly expresses the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget's determination to dedicate its mastery of ultra-thin watchmaking to perfecting an elegant and precious timepiece.
One hundred and forty years’ worth of uninterrupted history have allowed Piaget to forge its unique jewellery and watchmaking expertise. The Brand is a genuine Fine Watchmaking manufacture that brings together the art of ultraflat technology and the finest jewel-setting, characterised by its undyingly elegant and refined aesthetics.Find out more >
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