Piaget has been associated with ultra-thin watches since 1957 when Valentin Piaget unveiled an ultra-thin 9P manual winding movement at Baselworld that was just 2mm thick. It became an instant icon and Piaget has enjoyed a justified reputation for being a leader in the field of ultra-thin watches that are both technically accomplished and beautiful to look at.
In 2017, Piaget Altiplano turns 60, and to mark the occasion it has released a stunning tourbillon limited edition timepiece. It’s the first time that a tourbillon has been featured in the Altiplano family and it demonstrates Piaget’s capacity for innovation and horological artistry.
The watch, with a mechanism measuring just 4.6mm, is equipped with a patented stemwinding system featuring an intermediate wheel and a new barrel increasing the power reserve to a comfortable 48 hours. Demonstrating Piaget’s exceptional talent in another arena, that of artistic crafts, the watch features a flinqué enamel dial with manually created guilloché pattern on gold. Three firing phases – timed to the nearest second and set to the exact temperature of up to 800°C – are then required to achieve this shiny glaze characterised by its absolute purity and transparency. The watch is available in Piaget boutiques from September 2017 and is limited to just 38 pieces.
Mechanical manual-winding, flying tourbillon.
Case in 18-carat white gold set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds.
Black alligator leather strap with 18-carat white-gold folding clasp set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.05 ct).