Piaget Altiplano watch
£ 49 900
Piaget Altiplano Skeleton watch, 38 mm. 18K white-gold case. Sapphire case back. The thinnest mechanical skeleton movement in the world (2.40 mm). Manufacture Piaget 1200S self-winding movement. Oscillating weight in black platinum.
Piaget Altiplano watch
Piaget pushes back the boundaries of refinement and the ultra-thin with a double world record! 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 acquired by Piaget since 1874, this exceptional watch nonetheless belongs to its time, as evidenced by its resolutely modern lines. Its skeleton movement has been delicately engraved and 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 calibre has a balance bridge with harmonious symmetry and long curves which cross the mainplate and add overall rigidity. The search for style is two-fold with unusual decorative work containing alternating matt surfaces - sun-brushed and sand-brushed - contrasting with the shimmering brilliance of the edges. This work of art, only available in Piaget boutiques, has finishing touches such as the bevelling and drawing done completely by hand bearing the hallmark of highly accomplished craftsmen. The attention to detail also applies to the screws (traditionally blued), the hands and the micro-rotor in black. A contemporary and harmonious work of art following traditional craftsmanship from the case to the bracelet.
Metal: White gold
Metal weight (gr): 26.2
Strap type: Alligator
Strap colour: Black
Strap buckle: Ardillon buckle
Wrist size: 204 mm (max), 167 mm (min)
Case shape: Round
Case diameter: 38 mm
Case thickness: 5.34 mm
Dial colour: Silvered
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.