The Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget has highlighted the year 2008 by the introduction of two new men’s watches that perfectly reflect the identity, technical expertise and the dynamism of the brand, one of the leading players in the realms of Fine Watchmaking.
The Piaget Altiplano collection has been joined by the first ever model measuring 40 mm in diameter - the Piaget Altiplano 40mm.
The timepiece, featuring pure lines and based on well-respected classicism, embodies the brand’s acknowledged expertise in the field of the ultra-thin wristwatches.
The new Piaget Altiplano watch accommodates a state-of-the-art movement - Manufacture Piaget Calibre 838P. This ultra-thin hand-wound mechanism is a mere 2.5 mm thick.
The timepiece has inherited the aesthetic codes of the collection. It demonstrates a slender, elegant case and an understated dial.
The harmonious silver-colored dial is completed with single or double transferred hour-markers and thin baton-shaped hands. The distinguishing details are small seconds at 10 o’clock and a Piaget logo at 3 o’clock.
The case of the watch is crafted in 18K white gold. The sapphire crystal case back reveals refined beauty of the movement decoration, with its circular Cotes-de-Geneve and blued screws, the signature characteristics of Piaget movements. The movement provides a 65-hour power reserve.
The timepiece is presented on an elegant black alligator leather strap fitted with a white gold pin buckle.
The Piaget Altiplano 40 mm watch has also been created in a pink gold version featuring a chocolate brown dial, as well as in a platinum limited edition.
Highly expertised in the realms of horological complications, Piaget has manufactured a new sophisticated movement - Manufacture Piaget Calibre 855P with perpetual calendar.
The remarkable characteristic of the movement is that it is mechanically programmed to take into account the irregularities of the Gregorian calendar up until the year 2100.
The self-winding movement is 5.6 mm thick, having been designed, developed and produced completely in-house. The movement displays the hours and minutes in the center, small seconds at 4 o’clock, month and leap years at 12 o’clock. The retrograde day of the week and date displays are featured at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively.
Besides the retrograde indications, the movement provides a double-hand dual time-zone display presented via a sub-dial at 8 o’clock. Beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, the self-winding movement gives an advantage of a 72-hour power reserve.
The exclusive Piaget movement is housed by an exclusive watch - the Piaget Emperador Coussin Perpetual Calendar. The case of the watch demonstrates a harmonious play on shapes, created in tune with the aesthetics of the moment.
The case of the watch measures 46 mm in diameter and features an irresistibly elegant profile. In a successful attempt to unite complicated functions with user-friendliness, the case middle bears a mention of the function of each of the four correctors for the month, date, day of the week and second time zone.
The case middle, bezel and inner bezel ring reveal alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces. The sapphire crystal case back provides a splendid view of the movement finishes.
The movement has fine decorative features - circular Cotes-de-Geneve and blued screws, matching Piaget aesthetic signature codes. The oscillating weight of the movement demonstrates the Piaget coat-of-arms.
Considering the sophisticated nature of the movement accommodated by the Piaget Emperador Coussin Perpetual Calendar, the highly exclusive timepiece is annually produced in restricted numbers. The case of each Piaget watch is engraved with the production year and the number of watches produced.
The Piaget Emperador Coussin Perpetual Calendar watch has been created in an 18K pink gold version coupled with a brown leather strap fitted with an 18K pink gold pin buckle, as well as in an 18K white gold version.