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    Piaget Society

    Piaget Society

    Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic

    The ultimate in thinness and elegance

    Rewriting the laws of what is possible, Piaget has once again proven its expertise in ultra-thin watchmaking. At only 4.30 mm, the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is one of the thinnest watches in the world, and is the new measure of absolute elegance.

    And Piaget created… the ultra-thin

    Piaget’s dedication to ultra-thin watchmaking began with the founding of the Maison in 1874 in La Côte-aux-Fées. In 1957, Piaget presented the world with the ground-breaking manual-winding 9P caliber, measuring just 2 mm. Thanks to this and an ultra-thin automatic movement launched just three years later, Piaget ushered in a new era of ultra-thin timepieces. The most elegant men and women of their day, in the fields of art, cinema and music, immediately took notice. These creatives would be the first to adopt the watches that only Piaget knew how to create.

    An expression of precision and elegance, named Altiplano

    More than six decades later, Piaget’s motivation for challenges and pursuit of excellence remain undiminished. Altiplano embodies Piaget’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of ultra-thin watchmaking. The extreme slenderness of its iconic movements has been one of the brand's greatest motivations to strive for better every day.

    Altiplano Ultimate Automatic rose gold
    Piaget ultra-thin watch G0A43120
    Piaget ultra-thin watch G0A43121
    Altiplano Ultimate Automatic white gold

    Yesterday’s limits are not today’s

    The Altiplano Ultimate Automatic has proven this commitment. Presented for the first time at SIHH 2018, the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is a milestone in extreme thinness. Breaking free from the distinction between movement and case, the Altiplano is designed as an inseparable whole. The case back also serves as the mainplate, resulting in a reversed movement construction, and an inimitable aesthetic in which the entire ultra-precise movement is magnificently displayed through the face of this mechanical masterpiece.

    Ultra-thin mastery

    To save precious tenths of a millimeter, the entire mechanism and hand-fitting is contained within the thickness of the balance wheel. Working within these extremely small confines, Piaget has opted for a suspended barrel held by a single bridge on the dial side. Driven by the same concern for optimizing use of the available space, the oscillating weight in gold with black PVD coating is positioned on the movement periphery, so as to be incorporated into its thickness. Moreover, the hours and minutes are integrated within the thickness of the caliber, rather than placed on top.

    Ultimate… and unique

    Known for its exceptional and crowning achievement in the last 60 years of ultra-thin watchmaking, the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is destined to become an icon of superlative refinement. For a select few men and women who search for the purest form of elegance, there is no other watch like it. No other watch compares.

    Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic
    41 mm, 18K rose gold watch
    Self-winding Caliber 910P with black PVD-coated 22K gold peripheral oscillating weight, power reserve of approx. 50 hours, 21’600 vph (3 Hz), 30 jewels, 238 components
    Black alligator leather strap with 18K rose gold pin buckle
    4.30 mm thick (case + movement)
    Hours and minutes at 10 o’clock
    Available in rose gold (G0A43120) and white gold (G0A43121)

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