SIHH 2017: Celebrating 6 Decades Of Piaget’s Altiplano

In 1957, Piaget revolutionized the watchmaking world by launching an unprecedented ultra-thin watch defining the codes of a new elegance. For the 60th anniversary of that iconic launch, the Haute Horlogerie Manufacture is dedicating 2017 to the Piaget Altiplano by unveiling a limited-edition collection bearing the hallmark of supreme distinction. The special anniversary collection opens up whole new horizons inspiring a lifestyle based on elegance and absolute distinction, and holds at its heart the creative signature characteristics of the Altiplano line.

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Altiplano Manual-Winding 38mm blue (G0A42107)

All color and light, the first line comes through as an artistic color expression; two Altiplano 34mm vivid pink watches will delight the most feminine of wrists; framed by a case in polished white gold (G0A42109) or diamond-set white gold (G0A42100), they beat with a Calibre 430P, as tender yet strong as a woman’s heart. Matching pink leather straps accentuate the feminine shade of these pieces, making them unmistakably graceful.

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Altiplano 34mm in pink (G0A42109)

The boundless creativity cultivated by Piaget is also confirmed through an irresistible trio of Altiplano 40mm models made bolder by strong earthy colors: slate grey in and on a white gold case (G0A42050); midnight blue holding a pink gold case surrounding an electric blue dial (G0A42051); and pine green intensifying into emerald green (G0A42052) for a glowing yellow gold case. A new, self-winding Manufacture 1203P movement picks up the essential elements of time read-off while adding the date. The historical inscription “Piaget Automatique” signs off on the new trio, honoring the line’s rich history.

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Altiplano 40mm dial in green (G0A42052)
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Altiplano 40mm dial in grey (G0A42050)

Veering more into the classics, the Altiplano Manual-Winding 38mm (G0A42107) and Altiplano Self-Winding 43mm (G0A42105), one manual-winding and the other self-winding, are inspired by the aesthetic characteristics of the first ultra-thin Piaget watches. The iconic logo, applied gold hour-markers and a central cross pay tribute to the origins of the line. Each model features a sunburst dial in the historical Piaget blue, giving the two version a vintage touch with a contemporary twist.

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Altiplano Self-Winding 43mm in blue (G0A42105)

Piaget confirms its creativity with this Altiplano anniversary collection. The new watches are the result of a symbiosis between fine watchmaking and elegant, uncluttered, minimalist design, showcasing the brand’s signature aesthetic.