Piaget presents an Altiplano Tourbillon in a Limited Edition of 38 pieces, offering one of watchmaking’s finest complications in a 38mm diameter with a diamond-set bezel. This new timepiece comes with a gorgeous aventurine glass dial, reminiscent of the infinite night sky above us.
A starry dial
Aventurine glass is a magical material that takes its name from the Italian word avventura, meaning “adventure”. Aventurine dates back to the 17th century with some of the first records coming from Murano, Venice, a town famous for its glass making. The process consists of adding copper oxide to glass to give it a mesmerising twinkle that mirrors the starry night sky. The Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine dial features an ultra-thin flying tourbillon carriage in an off-centred window at 2 o’clock. The position of the tourbillon, with the hours and minutes counter at 8 o’clock, form a lucky 8 and infinity symbol, illustrating eternity, and everlasting love.
An ultra-thin tourbillon
In 2017, Piaget celebrated the 60th anniversary of its ultra-thin movement with the unveiling of the ultra-thin Altiplano Flying Tourbillon, putting the movement at the service of the design. This manufacture manual-winding movement featured the time at eight o’clock and the tourbillon at two o’clock. With 157 ultra-thin and ultra-light components, such as a carriage measuring a mere 2.88mm, three titanium bridges weighing no more than 0.2g, and some components measuring no more than the thickness of a human hair, the Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon is a feat of engineering. It also holds a patent for its stem mechanism, featuring an intermediate wheel that looks like a staircase and enables the user to set the time of the off-centred dial — another first in the watch industry.
A cosmic watch
This boundless creative watch comes in a 38mm white gold case with baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, a first for an Altiplano Tourbillon of this size. The lugs and the crown are set with 13 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.19 ct) while the bezel is adorned with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.06 cts). This Altiplano timepiece, animated by the Piaget Manufacture 670P Tourbillon calibre, comes with a sapphire case back that provides a stunning view of this ultra-thin movement. It is paired with a dark blue alligator strap with an 18K white gold clasp adorned with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.06 ct).
Between its beautiful aventurine glass dial evoking the limitless night sky, its flying tourbillon and the infinity symbol, the new Altiplano Tourbillon aventurine is ready to transport you to the fascinating endless pace above our heads.
Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine Technical Specifications
– 18 K white gold watch
– 38 mm
– 7.35 mm thin
– Piaget manufacture ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical Tourbillon movement (670 P)
– Lugs and crown set with 13 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.19 ct)
– Bezel set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 2.06 cts)
– Aventurine glass dial with white gold coloured index
– Sapphire case back
– Functions: Off-centred hours and minutes at 8 o’clock, flying tourbillon at 2 o’clock, seconds indicated by the tourbillon carriage at 2 o’clock
– Power reserve: 48 hours
– Shiny dark blue alligator strap with 18 K white gold folding clasp, set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.06 ct)
– Limited edition of 38 pieces