Piaget Altiplano watch
£ 80 500
Piaget Altiplano skeleton watch, 34 mm. Case in 18K white gold set with 69 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.6 ct). Buckle set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.04 ct). Sapphire crystal case back. Manufacture Piaget 838D ultra-thin hand-wound gem-set skeleton mechanical movement with main plate in white gold and small seconds. Movement set with 219 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.6 ct) and with 8 black cabochon-cut sapphires (approx. 0.2 ct).
Piaget Altiplano watch
The timeless elegance of the Piaget Altiplano range is reflected in this model, which is driven by a Manufacture Piaget 838D gem-set skeleton movement which matchmakers only adorn with the bare essentials. The magic of the skeletonised ultra-thin movements is a gloriously revealed by the delicate gem-setting of diamonds on the white gold bottom plate. Piaget is the only existing Manufacture to gem-set its ultra-thin skeletonised movements, including the working parts. This unique expertise requires the closest collaboration between watchmakers and jewellers – thus drawing on the Maison's two areas of excellence. The spectacular results on this skeletonised 34 mm Altiplano watch bear witness to true technical prowess. No fewer than 219 diamonds are set in the movement no more than 3.1 mm thick. The finishing of the ensemble is consistent with the highest of watchmaking: sunburst guilloché bridges, circular graining and hand-drawn strokes and circular-grained trains, while eight black sapphires subtly conceal the screws. Echoing the jewels which decorate its heart, the white gold case of this luxury watch, available exclusively at Piaget boutiques, is set with 160 diamonds.
Metal: White gold
Metal weight (gr): 29.3
Strap type: Alligator
Strap colour: Black
Strap buckle: Ardillon buckle
Case shape: Round
Case diameter: 34 mm
Case thickness: 7.3 mm
Dial finishing: Gem set
Waterproofness: 03 ATM
Specificities: Gem-set Skeleton, Sapphire case back
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical
Precious stones: Diamond
*Piaget luxury watches and jewellery are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.
Material: White gold, Diamonds
Functions: Small seconds at 10 o'clock, Hours, Minutes
Technical features: Balance with screws
Power reserve (in hours): Approx. 61
Frequency (vph): 21,600
Frequency (Hz): 3
Diameter (lines): 12.00
Diameter (mm): 26.8
Number of jewels: 19
Thickness (mm): 3.1
Number of components: 131
Finishing: Mainplate circular-grained, drawn and bevelled by hand, Bridges circular-grained, drawn and bevelled by hand, 2 ct, Guilloché 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.