For the first time in the history of the Altiplano collection, Piaget treats these ultra-thin timepieces to a gold bracelet and unveils six refined interpretations
Designed for both men and women, the new range encompasses pink and white gold versions in two different diameters and fitted with a polished or gem-set bezel. Its style will inspire casual-chic aesthetes for whom elegance is a natural part of daily living.
With Altiplano, Piaget created an icon with a powerful identity: pure lines, an understated dial graced with extremely slim double or single baton-type hour-markers swept over by slender hands. At the SIHH 2015, the legend is transformed into a chic, urban must-have, as the Maison offers six new Altiplano watches with their first-ever polished gold bracelet.
This new collection beats to the rhythm of a Manufacture Piaget 534P mechanical self-winding movement, signalled by the word “Automatic” appearing on the opaline white dial. This calibre drives indications of the hours and minutes and enjoys a 42-hour power reserve. Like all movements from the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget, its finishes are executed in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions and feature circular Côtes de Genève, a circular-grained mainplate and bevelled bridges.
The traditional mechanism is ideally matched by the contemporary identity of the Altiplano collection. Its pure design combines up-to-the-minute chic with timeless elegance. Piaget was duty bound to interpret this iconic collection with a gold bracelet, a Fine Watchmaking classic. This elegant and urban new Altiplano, available in 34 mm and 38 sizes, is equally suited to men and women. The supple feel of the bracelet ensures a perfectly comfortable fit for all models, while its graceful curves smoothly extend the harmonious case aesthetic and understated dial. Ideal ergonomics, soft lines and an integrated clasp all contribute to its refined nature. The white gold versions feature a gem-set bezel, while the pink gold variations have a more restrained, polished bezel.
Right from the time of its launch in 1998, the creative freedom and technical virtuosity manifested in the Altiplano propelled it the rank of watchmaking icon. The six new models on gold bracelets now enrich this collection radiating a multi-facetted contemporary charm.