Piaget will launch a new ultra-thin limited edition collection later this month at the SIHH 2017 trade show in Geneva as an homage to the first Altiplano that debuted in 1957.
After introducing the controversial Polo S collection this past summer, Piaget – a leader in ultra-thin timepieces, with a rich history that started in the Swiss Jura mountains in the beautiful town of La Côte-aux-Fées, in 1874 – has gone back to their origins.
The new Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition collection will be available in two sizes: 38 mm x 6.0 mm and 43 mm x 7.65 mm. Crafted from 18K white gold, both versions feature a blue sunburst crosshair dial with white gold applied indexes and white gold baton-shaped hour and minute hands. No date or second hand, just the basics.
Underneath the dial of the 38 mm version is a manually wound caliber 430P movement that measures 2.1 mm in thickness and beats at 3Hz with a 43-hour power reserve. This movement is finished with circular Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate, and bridges, beveled bridges, blued screws, however, the caseback is solid. The 43 mm version is powered by automatic caliber 1200P which is 2.3 mm in thickness and beats at 3Hz with a 44-hour power reserve. Finishing includes circular Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate, bevelled bridges, blued screws, sunburst-brushed wheels
“P” fixed to the regulator assembly as Piaget signature, 22K slate gray colored pink gold oscillating weight. And the watch features an exhibition caseback so you can view the immaculately finished movement with ease.
The Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary 38 mm timepiece is priced at $17,900 and limited to 460 numbered pieces, while the 43 mm is $23,900 and limited to 360 pieces. (Ref. G0A42107 – 38 mm, G0A42105 – 43 mm)