A classic timepiece defines true luxury, and that is Piaget replica watches epitomise. Adding to the brand’s elitist list is its Altiplano’s 2015 edition which is set to create a world record for being the slimmest watch.
The super slim Piaget Altiplano watches from Piaget have set records with the Altiplano Skeleton and the Altiplano 900P. The latest edition to this collection is set to release in fall. Staying true to the brand’s repute, it is certainly going to create a record for being the world’s thinnest chronograph movement timepiece.
The brand states that it took around two years to develop this Piaget 883P caliber, hand-wound flyback chronograph. With the depth of the movement measuring just about 4.65 mm, the watch has a reserve power of 50 hours and a 3Hz beat rate. All of this, and every other Piaget utility and feature has been sleekly added to this timepiece. The dial includes a small seconds’ dial at 6 o’clock, a sub-dial at 3 o’clock that has a 30-minute counter, and a 24-hour dual time sub-dial at 9 o’clock. On either sides of the dial are the flyback push buttons that help the chronograph reset to zero. These are controlled by a precise vertical clutch and a column-wheel that attend to the phase coordination.
This exquisite timepiece, adorned with circular Côtes de Genève, will have a circular-grained mainplate, the Piaget replica coats of arm and beveled bridges. It will also have sunburst wheels and blue screws with a sapphire crystal caseback.
Apart from being available in classic rose gold, the Altiplano chronograph will also be alternatively available in white gold, with 56 brilliantly-cut diamonds around the bezel.
Normally the introduction of yet another new Tourbillon would not be cause for announcement by me. Sure I have great appreciation for the complication, but in my opinion they are grossly over-priced and over lauded. On the other hand, when a tourbillon complication is tastefully incorporated in to a beautiful watch, it is worth noting. Piaget presents the Polo Tourbillon Relatif Paris. An absolute tribute to city of Paris.
The face of the Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif Paris is of remarkable interest. Use of contrasting black and white colors (a favorite of mine) results in a patterned look of attention grabbing proportions. The tourbillon is integrated into what looks to be the hour hand; meaning that while the tourbillon itself revolves on its axis once each 60 seconds, the entire tourbillon mechanism travels around the watch as the hour hand. Alternatively, this is a one handed watch, where by one hand travels around the face each 12 hours. Those who will wear this watch won’t care much, as this timepiece is more for visual, rather than precision, splendor.
Also on the face of the watch are the names of important Parisian personalities. A cute touch, but completely eclipsed by the amazing artwork on both sides of the watch. Unlike anything I’ve ever encountered, highly intricate etchings of famous Paris landmarks adorn the sides of the Piaget Tourbillon Relatif Paris. The detail is simply amazing, far better than anything on a coin even. The pictures clearly shows etchings of such buildings as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and several others. I can imagine wearing this watch, and constantly checking it out from the side to see the view.
Not the type of Piaget replica watches can wear everyday. The white gold case needs to stay pristine in order to preserve the intense detailing and aesthetic mastery of this watch. This will undoubtedly not be a high production watch, but I am glad Piaget spend the effort to create another beautiful artistic watch. Certainly a flagship showpiece.