The Altiplano watch is where Piaget’s conception of the luxury watch finds its fullest expression. This pared-down, refined design is the perfect showcase for the Maison’s first ultra-thin movement. -+
Ultra-slim Piaget watch with a pared-down design
This very fine watch is recognisable by the timeless design of its case, the trademark finishes and unmistakable styling of the dial with its off-centre displays, alternating single and double indexes, and baton-style hands. The Altiplano line is pure Piaget, embodying all that is finest in the brand, with movements that are genuine works of art in the rarefied world of ultra-slim watches.
The Altiplano collection is named after the eponymous plateau that stretches for almost a thousand miles across the heart of the Andes – literally translated from Spanish, it means ‘high plain’. Battered by the wind, the stubbly landscapes of the Altiplano stretch out endlessly, flat and empty-looking, totally belying the fact that they may harbour precious resources like gold, silver or copper. Reflecting the duality of these otherworldly expanses – sublime, yet ethereal – Altiplano watches also conceal surprising treasures under their remarkably pure design, but this time, of a mechanical nature. Under the pared-down exterior, some of the most slender ultra-thin movements ever created are pulsing away: witness the thinnest luxury watch of all time, Piaget’s manual winding Altiplano 38 mm 900P.