Piaget Altiplano watch
Piaget drives the boundaries of refinement and the ultra-thin ever further back with a double world record luxury watch! Two years after launching the double record-holding 1200P calibre, both extremely thin (2.35 mm) and reliable, Piaget presents the thinnest self-winding skeleton watch in the world (5.34 mm), housing the thinnest self-winding skeleton movement in the world (2.40 mm). The result of unique expertise that Piaget has perpetuated since 1874, this luxury watch is, nonetheless, in tune with its time, as illustrated through its resolutely modern lines that combine the elegance of pink gold with unpretentious anthracite grey. Its skeleton movement has been delicately hollowed by highly-skilled craftsmen. An especially complex operation accomplished with extreme attention to detail without sacrificing reliability or component rigidity. Paying homage to the watchmaker's traditional art, which they excel in perpetuating, the movement integrates a harmoniously symmetric balance bridge and long curves that cross the mainplate and add overall rigidity. The quest for style is twofold with extraordinary decorative work, interplay of sun-brushed and sand-brushed matte surfaces that contrast with the shimmering brilliance of the edges. This work of art embraces finishes such as hand-worked bevelling and drawing that bear the hallmark of highly-accomplished craftsmen. The attention to detail also applies to the traditionally blued screws, the hands and the platinum micro-rotor, matching the white gold case. A contemporary luxury watch richly based in the traditional arts, with harmoniously alternating variations in white and pink gold all the way to the grey alligator strap. A pure, sublime interaction between engineering and external finishing details.