At the SIHH 2017, Piaget praised the 60th anniversary of its most significant assortment , a watch which completely represents the brand and which is quickly unmistakable: the Altiplano. Brought into the world in 1957, the super slim watch with so numerous slenderness records is currently a genuine symbol. Following the festivals, Piaget pulled out an unforeseen wind on the assortment, by introducing the Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch… And what a rich, somewhat “out of the box” recommendation it is.
There’s nothing common about making a pocket watch, particularly in the event that you have at the top of the priority list to give it a specific innovation. Few are the makes that are as yet creating such planning instruments nowadays, and truth be told, considerably less are the individuals who have a “modernly-shaped” pocket watch in their assortment. So dispatching a pocket watch in the present status of the business would be challenging… But Piaget concluded that this idea could fit the Altiplano assortment. Notwithstanding, it’s not the first occasion when that the Piaget Altiplano has been molded to be worn in a pocket, as there have been a couple of forms, including a squared one dispatched for the 50th anniversary (in 2007). However, Altiplano pocket watches stay uncommon birds.
This year however, Piaget impeccably have coordinated the Altiplano idea into a pocket watch. All the notorious components of the model are available, and the general thought that was applied on the blue 60th Anniversary models (launched in December 2016) can be found here. Same generally shape, same blue dial, same development – ultra-slender and automatic – same hands, same hair cross dial… But no lash, no drags and a somewhat bigger breadth, something that is took into account a pocket watch. For the rest, this Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch is, without question, an Altiplano, with an exemplary dandy style.
This variant of the Altiplano is fitted in a 18k white gold case, with a 50mm width and an inexact thickness of 7mm. It holds all the design codes of the assortment, with the conventional slimness of the 1950s – level and cleaned bezel, rather sharp edges. On the off chance that the watch is planned to be worn in the pocket, with its gold clasp and a blue calfskin string and pocket, it can likewise be changed into a table check when set in the focal point of an exquisite blue marquetry stand, accentuated by prolonged markers. The straw marquetry on the roundabout casing is the aftereffect of craftsmanship like wood marquetry. With the best expertise, the craftsman chooses the bits of straw dependent on to their shading shade.
The dial of the Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch echoes the one found on the blue 60th Anniversary models . It includes a similar rich tone, with a sunburst design and smooth implement markers and hands (both created in gold) and a slight, light blue cross in the middle to energize this generally speaking clean dial. Inside the case is simply the type 1200P, the super meager winding mechanical development at simply 2.35mm slim. It is noticeable through the sapphire caseback, showing its 22k darkened miniature rotor, roundabout Geneva stripes, slanted extensions, roundabout grained primary plate and blued screws. Regardless of whether this development is really decent, the decision of a programmed development is far from being obviously true, considering we are discussing a pocket watch/work area clock… There won’t be numerous developments to enact the miniature rotor.
The Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch will be delivered in just 26 pieces, all in white gold with a blue dial. Cost to be affirmed. More subtleties on piaget.com .
Technical Specifications – Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch
- Case: 50mm measurement x approx. 7mm thickness – 18k white gold, cleaned – sapphire gem on both faces
- Movement: Piaget Caliber 1200p, in-house – programmed through miniature rotor – 3Hz recurrence – 44h force save – 25 gems – 2.35mm thick – hours and minutes
- Additional: Blue calfskin cowhide string and pocket with a 18K white gold clasp – Blue straw marquetry work area stand
- Reference: G0A42108
- Availability: 26 pieces