PIAGET – ALTILANO ULTIMATE AUTOMATIC
Since 1957, Piaget has been bringing enchantment to watchmaking with creations filled with finesse and elegance. The new Altiplano is now the flattest self-winding watch in the world.
2017 saw the 60th anniversary of Piaget’s flagship watch, the Altiplano. To mark the year with brio, the brand has unveiled a new timepiece, turning all its skills towards the extra flat. The Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is just 4.30mm thick and is actually the slimmest self-winding mechanical watch in the world. To achieve this feat, the calibre and its design have been blended to the utmost. It’s as if the 41mm-wide case and the movement were as one! The 238 components in the mechanism have been designed and assembled with this record in mind. Three years of development were needed in this quest to optimise space. The performances, too, are all present and correct. The calibre 910P, with its gold peripheral rotor coated in black PVD, provides an ample power reserve of about 50 hours.
On the dial, the technical approach is combined with the watch’s aesthetics via sunburst satin angled bridges and sunburst or encircled wheels. The aesthetic finishes undeniably belong to the world of fine watchmaking. An off-centred disc at 10 o’clock displays the hours and minutes in a display of great simplicity.
Like in the other models in the collection, the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic has given refinement pride of place. Two versions are available, one in pink gold and the other in grey gold. Both are worn with an elegant strap made of black alligator leather and with a tang buckle.
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By Dan Diaconu