April 24, 2024

Chic Countdown Piaget Altiplano Chronograph 3

Swiss watchmaker and jeweller Piaget has made yet another splash in the ultra-thin field at the SIHH 2015 with the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph. This new watch is now the world double record holder for slimmest manual-winding flyback chronograph movement (in-house calibre 883P at 4.65mm thick) and slimmest case (8.24mm thick). In fact, this complication is entirely new to the 21st century classical Altiplano family.

Chic Countdown Piaget Altiplano Chronograph 2

To make this an ultra-thin proposition, many components of the movement were specially built, including the chronograph gear finger, barrel staff and the cannon-pinnion. We are certain that other than these, which are the only parts Piaget specifically lists, many other elements of the vertically coupled column wheel chronograph are brand new.

Chic Countdown Piaget Altiplano Chronograph 4

Dial-side, the chronograph looks deceptively conventional, with a tri-compax layout featuring small seconds at 6 o’clock and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 24-hour second time zone indicator at 9 o’clock. The 41mm diameter watch will be available in 18k pink gold and 18k white gold, with diamonds on the bezel.

Chic Countdown Piaget Altiplano Chronograph 1