SIHH 2019: Unveiling Piaget’s New Ultra-Slim Watches, A Brave New World For The Altiplano
Before SIHH, Piaget revealed new ultra-thin timepieces that are truly out of this world.
Giving a taste of what's to come at SIHH, Piaget recently unveiled three timepieces that will be officially launched this month at the show in Geneva. Piaget's trio of new Altiplano models are shining examples of the brand's movement-making prowess. The Altiplano, first introduced during the 1960's in Basel, continues to shine brightly as a signature of the brand, with ever more complicated and spectacularly adorned timepieces. And two of the latest editions feature dials literally from outer space – meteorite.
A grey meteorite dial gives the new GOA44051 its interstellar heritage. A pink gold case perfectly complements the naturally textured meteorite dial. Each piece of meteorite has its own unique naturally-occurring striations, making each watch virtually one-of-a-kind.
Subtle and simple pink gold applied indexes do not detract from the meteorite’s natural beauty. The date display at 3 o’clock speaks to Piaget’s ultra-thin movement expertise, it’s a deceptively simple touch that demonstrates Piaget’s exacting ability to integrate it into a super-thin automatic movement. The watch is powered by the caliber 1203P, with a power reserve of 44 hours. The piece comes with a grey alligator strap and 18K pink gold buckle. The new GOA44051 model, a limited edition of 300 pieces, is the most widely available of the just-introduced watches.
An elegant blue dial ladies watch in a limited edition of just 88 pieces, the Altiplano GOA44076 is bound to astound even the most discerning urban sophisticate. The lacquered dial in Piaget’s signature blue is encircled with a brilliant bezel of hand-set baguette diamonds, including diamonds set in the lugs. The light-as-a-feather watch gleams on the wrist, and at 36mm, is a substantial yet still subtle look.
The watch is powered by the manual-wind caliber 430P, which measures just 2.1mm thick. The time-only watch has a power reserve of 43 hours and houses 131 individual components. The watch is sure to be a hit with the growing number of women who appreciate and seek out mechanical timepieces and at the same time want the sophistication and beauty of a jewelry watch. It's sure to be a hit!
Limited to just 28 pieces, the new Altiplano GOA44053 combines the natural beauty of diamonds and meteorite with an exceptional flying tourbillon. The hand-wound 670P movement is just 4.6mm thick and finished to perfection. The tourbillon sits at 2 o'clock and is adorned with a subtle handcrafted P, a signature design element for the brand. The watch's time display is off-centered at 8 o'clock. The tourbillon and time display side by side evokes Piaget's signature lucky 8.
Classic round diamonds set into the watch’s pink gold case enhance the watch’s rarity and refinement. The watch boasts a full 48 hours of power reserve, with the movement housing 157 individual components. The watch is destined to be a grail watch for collectors. And with just 28 pieces, they'll need to act quickly before they're all spoken for.
(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)