Piaget celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano with diamond-set timepiece
The Altiplano watch seems to remain ageless through the years, evolving with the times yet never losing its claim to timeless elegance and record-breaking slenderness. The legend was born in 1957, when Altiplano turned heads with the unprecedented thinness of its profile and the uncompromising purity of its pared-down aesthetics, becoming a favourite among the era’s most stylish women and men.
Throughout 2017, Piaget is celebrating 60 years since this ultra-thin icon made its debut with the release of new limited editions that infuse the stylish Altiplano with new refreshing colours and state-of-the-art movements. The latest edition to join 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. The perfect 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.
When it comes to the Altiplano, one rule always applies: there is no room for superficiality. Every design detail, every mechanical component has its place to achieve the seamless and streamlined style that has become its enduring trademark. Like a second skin, the beauty of the Altiplano lies in its ability to effortlessly adapt to the lifestyle of the woman and man who wear it. Youthful yet classic, simple yet sophisticated, virtuoso yet uncomplicated, but always stylish: versatility is in its DNA. While trends come and go, Altiplano defies time with its own brand of supreme elegance.
Altiplano 60th Anniversary Collection • 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 • 360-piece limited edition • G0A42118