Watches Wednesday: FIRST LOOK at Piaget's Altiplano and Altiplano Tourbillon for SIHH 2019
16 January 2019

Watches Wednesday: FIRST LOOK at Piaget’s Altiplano and Altiplano Tourbillon for SIHH 2019

The 2019 edition of the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is currently happening right now in Geneva, and for today’s Watches Wednesday, we give you a FIRST LOOK at Piaget‘s three new Altiplano timepieces that just made their debut during this watches trade fair.

Piaget Altiplano Baguette-Cut

First up, the 36mm Altiplano High Jewellery with baguette cut diamonds on the entire frame of the watch, and on every quarter mark on the dial. In the signature Piaget Blue, this is the first time that it’s set with baguette diamonds. The sunray-brushed dial also makes the blue appear either more or less, intense in colour, depending on the lighting. Only just 88 pieces of this Limited Edition are available globally.

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon

The larger 41mm Altiplano Tourbillon comes with a blue meteorite dial surrounded by diamonds. The signature Altiplano baton hands denote the hours and minutes at eight o’clock, with the flying tourbillon visible at the two o’clock position, thus signifying its evident celestial influence. Positioned in such a manner, this is reminiscent of planetary bodies amidst a dark blue galaxy. The lines on the dial’s surface, known as a Widmanstätten pattern, is typical of crystallised nickel-iron structures found within iron meteorites, apparently dating back to the events that led to the creation of solar systems. Limited to 28 pieces, the Altiplano Tourbillon is the epitome of Piaget’s expertise in gem-setting and ultra-thin high watchmaking.

Piaget Altiplano Meteorite SIHH 2019

To complete this Holy Trinity, is the pink-gold 40mm Altiplano with a grey meteorite dial, and a date window at three o’clock, that comes in a Limited Edition of 300 pieces.

Whether you’re a watch collector, or someone who loves watches in general, stay tuned for more SIHH coverage in the following weeks to come, in our dedicated Watches Wednesday series!


Images courtesy of Piaget