Piaget honours its heritage with limited edition pocket watch

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Piaget is celebrating 60 years since the ultra-thin Altiplano made its debut with the release of a new twist on the classic design.

Valentin Piaget made a significant leap forward in 1957 when he unveiled the ultra-thin 9P manual-winding movement at the Basel watch fair.

At 2mm thick, the 9P enabled a broader 20.5 mm dial opening that the first Altiplanos were designed around.

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Six decades down the line and Piaget is celebrating the ground-breaking innovation of 1957. The brand is now rolling out a limited edition Altiplano 60th anniversary pocket watch, designed to complement its predecessor.

The Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch, which has a deep blue dial with white gold slim single hour-markers and slim baton-type hands, includes designs typical of the Altiplano collection.

The historical Piaget logo that decorates the dial is a reminder of the first Piaget Altiplano and the ultra-thin watchmaking traditions.

Inside the slender case is an equally slender 1200P movement, the ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement at just 2.35mm thin.

Limited to just 26 pieces, the new Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch is designed to demonstrate the icon’s ability to reinvent itself without straying too far from its original design codes.

The timepiece is part of a year-long celebration to mark the business milestone of 60 years of trading.

When the watchmaker unveiled its plans for 2017 celebrations it also named Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds as the international brand ambassador for Piaget.

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