The Piaget Altiplano celebrates its 60th anniversary

The Piaget Altiplano celebrates its 60th anniversary

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The Piaget Altiplano celebrates its 60th anniversary

Piaget revolutionised the watchmaking world in 1957 by launching the ultra-thin Altiplano. To mark its 60th anniversary, the brand is now releasing a limited edition collection of the timepiece.

One of the designs includes, for the very first time a tourbillon – the noblest of watch complications. Others are embellished with a range of visually vibrant colours.

The birthday celebrations is the Altiplano 60th Anniversary Manual 38mm with diamond-set bezel, a alluring timepiece with a sunburst dial in the historical Piaget blue, an electrifying shade between cobalt and midnight blue.

At the heart of this new Piaget Altiplano model beats the manual-winding mechanical movement 430P (2.1mm thick), renowned for its aesthetic appeal and its reliability.

The same elegance on the outside of the watch is carried through on the inside with circular Côtes de Genève bevelled bridges, a circular-grained mainplate and blued screws.

The balance of classicism and the modernity that befits a style pioneer, this new Altiplano  leans on its unmistakable heritage and the distinctive design vocabulary that set it apart when it first appeared: its applied gold hour-markers, a central cross, the slim baton hands and the historical Piaget logo.

There is no way more fitting to celebrate sheer elegance than by framing the deep blue dial with a line of sparkling diamonds, making the Altiplano shine brighter than ever. A bold blue alligator strap matches the dial, completing an alluring look that pairs vintage elegance with a contemporary twist.

Altiplano – 38mm
18K white gold case set with 78 brillant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.71 ct)
Blue dial, cross in the center, white gold appliques index
Manufacture Piaget 430P ultra-thin mechanical hand-wound movement, 2.1mm thick
Number of jewels : 18
Frequency : 21,600 vph/3Hz
Power reserve: approx. 43 hours
Finishing : Circular Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate and bridges, beveled bridges, blued screws
Functions : Hours, minutes
Blue alligator leather strap with an 18K white gold pin buckle