THE AESTHETICS OF PURITY
Ultra-thin is at the heart of the Maison's culture and history. In the nineteen-fifties, Piaget set itself the challenge of creating a revolutionary new watch-movement of unheralded thinness. The result, unveiled in Geneva in 1957, was the 9P. At only 2 mm thick, this caliber was universally hailed for the elegance of its profile, its performance and its outstanding reliability.
In the six decades since then, within its Altiplano watch collection, the Maison has continued to create ever more groundbreaking ultra-thin calibers, including hand-wound and automatic, with chronograph and tourbillion complications.
To house such revolutionary calibers, the Maison has long since chosen to use only the most noble of materials: gold and platinum. It was in these metals that Piaget has crafted the Altiplano case of timeless distinction and unostentatious elegance. The aesthetic delicacy of the case is enhanced by a large dial of finely balanced proportions. Deceptively simple, it displays a subtle alternation between slim single and double hour-markers. The sweeping slender baton-type hands confirm and complete this art of the understatement.
Renowned for its perfect ergonomics, the ultra-thin Piaget watch radiates an allure that immediately delights connoisseurs in search of a style free from all that is superfluous. This was true in the early 1960s when Alain Delon, the French actor and style icon of his generation, adopted the Altiplano. And it is just as true today when the Altiplano appears on the wrist of Piaget International Ambassador Ryan Reynolds.