Timekeepers Club / October 27, 2017

Piaget - Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch

As part of the yearlong celebrations dedicated to 60th anniversary of the Altiplano model launched in 1957, Piaget created an unexpected pocket watch version of its iconic timepiece.

Set on a blue calfskin string to match its Piaget blue dial, the limited edition Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch takes its inspiration from the very first ultra-thin watches of Piaget in the late 50’s.

The captivating blue of the sunburst dial is somewhere between cobalt and midnight blue. The rich deep shade of blue is paired with white gold slim single hour-markers and the slim baton-type hands that are typical of the Altiplano collection.

Reinforcing the perfect proportions of the watch, a fine blue cross once used in the earliest versions of Altiplano, gives the face its understated and balanced elegance.

The historical Piaget logo that decorates the dial is also a reminder of the first Piaget Altiplano. Inside the slender 50 mm white gold case is the ultra-thin self-winding 1200P movement which is just 2.35 mm thin. Beating at 3 Hz (21,600 vph), it has a power reserve of 44 hours.

The sapphire case back reveals the complexity of the movement, somehow in contrast with the simplicity of the dial. This way, the beautiful finishes of the watch - including circular Côtes de Genève, bevelled bridges, circular-grained mainplate and blued screws - can be admired from the back.

An homage to the creativity of the Altiplano, the pocket watch can be transformed into a beautiful table clock when placed in the centre of an elegant blue marquetry stand punctuated by sleek markers.

Limited to just 26 pieces, the new Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch (ref. G0A42108) demonstrates Piaget’s ability to reinvent a watch that has become a symbol of pure elegance. Its price is around Euro 68,000.


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