Piaget Altiplano Meteorite: Carved in Stone

18.06.2019

The ultra-thin dressy classics gets some nice dial treatment, making each piece slightly unique.


A perfectly round rose gold case measuring 40 mm, delicate minimalistic hands and indices – the Altiplano watch has been a pinnacle of a dressy design for decades. And while not changing essentials, meteorite does bring some additional twists to the table. The watch comes in two limited editions: 300 pieces with grey dial and 50 pieces with gold-colored dial. Obviously the names don’t do full justice here. Thanks to its constantly changing textures, each dial is more or less unique. Both versions come on a alligator strap and apart from hours and minutes indicate a date via the white window at 3. And yes, the latter can slightly spoil the party for some purists.


The watch is powered by an in-house self-winding 1203P movement beating at the frequency of 21,600 vph and featuring a micro-rotor as well as a 44-hour power reserve. It measures only 3 mm in thickness and is decorated to the level when transparent caseback starts rivaling the dial for your attention – from the bevelled bridges and Côtes de Genève to engraving the oscillating weight with the Piaget coat of arms.