Piaget Altiplano watch
Piaget Altiplano skeleton watch, 38 mm. Case in 18K white gold. Sapphire case back. Manufacture Piaget 1200S pink gold-hued calibre, the thinnest self-winding mechanical skeleton movement in the world (2.4 mm). Platinum oscillating weight.
Piaget Altiplano watch
Piaget drives the boundaries of refinement and the ultra-thin ever further back with a double world record luxury watch! Two years after launching the double record-holding 1200P calibre, both extremely thin (2.35 mm) and reliable, Piaget presents the thinnest self-winding skeleton watch in the world (5.34 mm), housing the thinnest self-winding skeleton movement in the world (2.40 mm). The result of unique expertise that Piaget has perpetuated since 1874, this luxury watch is, nonetheless, in tune with its time, as illustrated through its resolutely modern lines that combine the elegance of pink gold with unpretentious anthracite grey. Its skeleton movement has been delicately hollowed by highly-skilled craftsmen. An especially complex operation accomplished with extreme attention to detail without sacrificing reliability or component rigidity. Paying homage to the watchmaker's traditional art, which they excel in perpetuating, the movement integrates a harmoniously symmetric balance bridge and long curves that cross the mainplate and add overall rigidity. The quest for style is twofold with extraordinary decorative work, interplay of sun-brushed and sand-brushed matte surfaces that contrast with the shimmering brilliance of the edges. This work of art embraces finishes such as hand-worked bevelling and drawing that bear the hallmark of highly-accomplished craftsmen. The attention to detail also applies to the traditionally blued screws, the hands and the platinum micro-rotor, matching the white gold case. A contemporary luxury watch richly based in the traditional arts, with harmoniously alternating variations in white and pink gold all the way to the grey alligator strap. A pure, sublime interaction between engineering and external finishing details.
Metal: White gold
Metal weight (gr): 23.7
Strap type: Alligator
Strap colour: Grey
Strap buckle: Ardillon buckle
Case shape: Round
Case diameter: 38 mm
Case thickness: 5.34 mm
Waterproofness: 03 ATM
Specificities: Sapphire case back, Skeleton
Movement: Self-winding mechanical
*Piaget luxury watches and jewellery are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Technical features: Index-assembly signed with a letter "P" for Piaget, Ultra-thin movement, Off-centred micro-rotor in platinum
Power reserve (in hours): Approx. 44
Frequency (vph): 21,600
Frequency (Hz): 3
Diameter (lines): 14.25
Diameter (mm): 31.9
Number of jewels: 26
Thickness (mm): 2.4
Number of components: 189
Finishing: Bridges bevelled and drawn by hand, Mainplate bevelled and drawn by hand, Mainplate With satin-brushed sunburst motif, Wheels with satin-brushed circular and sunburst motifs, Black screws on plate and bridges, Polished blind tapped screws, blind bolts, polished heads, bevelled slots, Platinum oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat of arms, Bridges with satin-brushed sunburst motif
Piaget ultra-thin watch movement
Piaget was a pioneer in the history of ultra-thin movements, with its famous caliber 9P hand-wound movement and caliber 12P self-winding movement. Both pieces were ranked thinnest in their category worldwide at the time of their launches in 1957 and 1960, respectively.