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The Piaget Altiplano Is Way Better Than You Think | In 1874, at the age of nineteen, Georges-Édouard Piaget set up his first workshop on the family farm

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  • The Piaget Altiplano Is Way Better Than You Think | In 1874, at the age of nineteen, Georges-Édouard Piaget set up his first workshop on the family farm

    “Always do better than necessary”
    Mar 25, 2020

    Watchfinder & Co. presents:

    This watch here is the Altiplano by Piaget. It’s pretty nice, isn’t it? Nice and simple, nothing too overbearing. Probably wouldn’t make you look twice. It’s refined, it’s elegant, it’s subtle and it’s sensible. But what if I told you that it’s actually one of the most impressive watches ever made?

    Featured Watches:
    Piaget Altiplano 43mm G0A35131


    La Côte-aux-Fées is a small village in the Swiss Jura mountains located at over 1000 meters altitude. Winters, often harsh in the region, increase the isolation of this hamlet. This is where Georges-Édouard Piaget began laying the groundwork for what would later become an inimitable signature of fine watchmaking and jewelry.


    In 1874, at the age of nineteen, Georges-Édouard Piaget set up his first workshop on the family farm where he devoted himself to the manufacture of components and high precision movements. His motto “Always do better than necessary” reflected both his ambition and an ideal of self-surpassing that would continue to permeate the company and contribute to its success. Its reputation began to radiate well beyond the pastures of La Côte-aux-Fées. Soon Piaget would be supplying components and movements to the most prestigious watch brands in Switzerland.


    Timeless purity and classicism converge in this ultra-thin white-gold timepiece, which pays homage to the elegance and refinement characteristic of Piaget. In a resolutely minimalistic spirit reflected by the highly contemporary dimensions of the Altiplano, Piaget continues to push back the limits of micromechanics in the field of ultra-thin watches: thanks to its micro-rotor principle, Piaget presents one of the thinnest automatic mechanical movements on the market measuring just 2.35 mm thick; and one of the thinnest watches in its category, with a thickness of 5.25 mm. The silver-colored dial, arranged on three levels, is also highly refined with its small-seconds display at 4 o'clock. A truly modern classic that is both discreet and elegant.

    Ultra-thin watch, automatic, rose gold
    Watch product type:WatchMetal:Rose goldMetal weight:34.3 gStrap type:AlligatorStrap color:BrownStrap buckle:Ardillon buckleWrist size:172.7 mm (min), 209.9 mm (max)Case shape:RoundCase diameter:43 mmCase thickness:5.25 mmDial color:SilveredIndex:BatonsWaterproofness:02 ATMSpecificities:Sapphire case backMovement:Automatic mechanical
    *Piaget luxury watches and jewelry are individually produced and thus the weight and carats of each product can vary from the displayed data.

    1208P MOVEMENT

    Type:Automatic mechanicalMaterial:Rose goldShape:RoundFunctions:Hours, Minutes, Small seconds at 5 o'clockTechnical features:Off-centered micro-rotor in rose gold, Dedicated index-assembly signed with a letter "P" for Piaget, Balance stopPower reserve (in hours):Approx. 44Frequency (vph):21,600Frequency (Hz):3Diameter (lines):13.25Diameter (mm):29.9Number of jewels:27Thickness (mm):2.35Number of components:191Finishing:Blued screws, Circular Côtes de Genève, Circular-grained mainplate, Beveled bridges, Wheels with sunburst motif, Rose-gold oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat of arms


    Piaget watches are precious instruments requiring proper care and regular servicing to ensure their accuracy and extend their lifespan. In this section, we provide you with a few simple gestures to take care of your watch. Piaget specialists in our boutiques are at your disposal to provide you with personalized maintenance advice.


    Nine simple tips to keep your watch running perfectly and looking its best.

      Your mechanical watch will enjoy being wound up every day to keep its movement in motion.
      • For a manual winding watch, turn the crown until it resists, without forcing it.
      • For a self-winding (automatic) watch, we recommend at least 20 turns of the crown.

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    Interesting indeed!Thanks Mike.