Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary

Historically, Piaget has always devoted to making the slimmest watch and creating technical innovation of watch in the world. In 1957, Piaget “revolutionized the watchmaking world with the launch of its ultra-thin watch”—they introduced the birth of Altiplano, which is named for the high-altitude plateau of the Andes cordillera and symbolizes purity and natural beauty. The ultra-thin 9P manual-winding movement presented at Basel watch fair immediately became legendary. The caliber, only 2mm thick, enabled the construction of a remarkably slim watch. The elegant profile, excellent performance along with the thin and light architecture made it one of a kind. Nonetheless, the simplicity of the ultra-thin Altiplano conceals great horological sophistication. Every stage of making the Altiplano—from the development through its finishing stage—is performed in specialized fine watchmaking workshops in which the full in-house integration of diverse skills guarantees the performance.

2017 is Piaget Altiplano’s 60th Anniversary, and they introduced two new Altiplano watches—Altiplano Manual-Winding 38mm watch (G0A42107) and Altiplano Self-Winding 43mm watch (G0A42105) to celebrate its birthday. Both of the 43mm and the 38mm model have a white gold case with stunning blue dial featuring a central cross in tribute to the origins of the Altiplano line. The blue alligator strap matches with the dial and integrate perfectly with the lugs. The 38mm version features 430P manual-winding movement that offers approximately 43 hours power reserve and limited to 460 pieces. The 43mm model has 1200P automatic movement with approximately 44 hours power reserve and limited to 360 pieces.