By Rebecca Doulton in Madrid
The unisex Piaget Altiplano watch collection is the epitome of slender elegance and perfect proportions. Ever since 1957, when Piaget watches created the world's thinnest mechanical movement, known as calibre 9P, with a thickness of only 2mm, Piaget has established a reputation as a watchmaker of lean horological machines.
The Altiplano collection was released in 1988 and, since its inception, has never strayed from its destiny as a sleek, ultra-thin dress watch, even when appearing in the sporty guise of a flyback chronograph, shattering world records for leanness over and over again.
This year, Piaget watches adds an extra touch of class to its Altiplano collection with the incorporation of slinky rose and white gold bracelets for both its men's and ladies' models. Having held the watch at the SIHH salon this year, I can vouch for the exquisite suppleness of the polished gold bracelet, which literally flows from the round case and fastens to the wrist with an integrated clasp for a seamless, ergonomic fit.
Perfect for gifting, the satiny opaline dial of the Altiplano is a triumph of minimalism thanks to its pristine face, thin baton indices and slender hands. Fitted with an ultra-thin Manufacture Piaget 534P mechanical automatic movement, the new Piaget Altiplano watch with a gold bracelet comes in both 34mm and 38mm, in white or rose gold, and with the possibility of a diamond-set bezel.
Luxurious, pure and refined, the new Piaget Altiplano watch with a gold bracelet is dressed for enduring success.