PIAGET – 40MM ALTIPLANO
60 YEARS OF COLOUR
The anniversary of a historic watch is always a golden opportunity to create new variations on an original icon. Remaining true to its reputation as a colour-centric watchmaker, Piaget presents three dazzling new timepieces that scintillate.
In 1957, a watch with an ultra-thin silhouette and sleek timeless style galvanized time. Elegant simplicity matched with unsurpassed comfortable wear quickly seduced connoisseurs and celebrities alike. Unbeknownst to Piaget, this ultra-thin timepiece was destined for greatness and status as an indisputable icon. In tribute to the high plateaus of the Andes, the quintessential Altiplano celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2017. Maintaining its enviously slim silhouette, the face of Altiplano has undergone a full colour transformation.
Garnering a reputation as master colourist and colour mixologist, Piaget boasts unparalleled expertise, crafting tours de force of time featuring semi-precious and precious gemstones. Elevating this 40mm Altiplano trinity to new heights, Piaget opted for dial colours to complement three primary golds. Cool white gold tempers warm taupe, radiant rose gold sets off serene blue and yellow gold makes emerald green shine.
Sheathed in three new colours, these 40mm Altiplano dials feature a sunburst gloss finish and baton-shaped hands sweeping from the centre around the hour markers. At 3 o’clock, a display edged in silver or gold plate indicates the date in black on a white background.
As its name clearly indicates, the Altiplano case measures 40mm in diameter and houses the Manufacture Piaget calibre 1203P ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement, powering the time and date and providing a 44 hour power reserve.
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By Sharmila Bertin