Piaget reveals 60th anniversary editions of its ultra-slim Altiplano

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds will be the international brand ambassador for Piaget in 2017, the year it celebrates the 60th anniversary of its ultra thin Altiplano.

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

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Piaget followed up in 1960 with the creation of the 12P movement, a little thicker at 2.3mm, but including a 24ct gold off-centred micro-rotor offering an efficient self-winding of the barrel-spring.

In its 60th anniversary year, Piaget will be launching a limited edition collection of Altiplanos in January.

First to be unveiled are two original models – one hand-winding and the other self-winding – inspired by the designs of the first ultra-thin watches.


The watches will feature the historic logo, the applied gold hour-markers and the signature cross as a nod to the line’s origins.

The new models: Piaget Altiplano Self-Winding 43 mm (G0A42105) and Piaget Altiplano Manual-Winding 38 mm (G0A42107), will be seen for the first time at SIHH in Geneva.


Both have a sunburst dial in Piaget deep blue with white gold hour-markers and the slim baton-hands typical of the line.

The 43 mm self-winding model houses a Calibre 1200P, the fourth generation of its ultra-thin self-winding movements that is 2.35mm thick.

The 38 mm-diameter manual winding model uses the 2.1mm thick Calibre 430P.




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