Watches Wednesday: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic
2 June 2021

Watches Wednesday: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic

Piaget‘s Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is yet another of the Maison’s ultra-thin creations. Its first ultra-thin manually wound Altiplano featuring the Calibre 900P was achieved by the amazing technical feat of turning the caseback into the main plate of its movement, for its 60th Anniversary in 2016. In 2018, the Calibre had been upgraded to 910P, measuring just 4.3mm thick. And in 2020, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept  set a new record at 2mm, inclusive of the watch’s case and sapphire crystal, thanks to the expertise of the watchmakers at the Manufacture in La Côte-aux-Fées.

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept

To celebrate Father’s Day this month, Piaget has unveiled an Altiplano Ultimate Automatic with a construction that merges the case with the movement. This brand new edition comes with Piaget’s signature blue centred dial at 10 o’clock, with a view of the skeletonise movement in full view. With the reverse assembly of the bridges on the dial side of the watch, the raising of the bridges also prevents the watch from stopping when pressure is exerted on the sapphire crystal – a patented technology that covers several Piaget’s timepieces with ultra-thin movements. Suspended by a single bridge, the oscillating weight is made of blue-coloured 22 karat gold as it spins around the outside of the movement (yep that arc-like shadow effect that you see there) so that the watch is copiously being wound as it is being worn. Measuring 4.3mm, a matching dark blue alligator leather strap complements this 41mm perfectly.

Well, regardless whether Father’s Day, this timepiece can certainly be considered as a unisex one, because as suckers for skeletonise movements, we ‘d wear it too! 😉


Images courtesy of Piaget