For Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022, Piaget unveils a unique piece that pays tribute to the first beats of its Altiplano Ultimate Concept (AUC). After four years of development, the first AUC prototype started ticking on 7 February 2017 at 7:47 am. Presented in 2018, it earned the record for the thinnest watch in the world with its incredibly thin 2mm profile. Just a few days ago, this record was broken by Bvlgari and its 1.8mm thin Octo Finissimo Ultra. Although Piaget no longer can brag about its record, the AUC remains an exceptional watch!
The Altiplano Ultimate Concept was made possible by a radical re-engineering of the architecture of a watch, fusing the case, movement and the bezel into one 2mm thin component. It is fashioned in an ultra-resistant cobalt alloy to ensure sufficient rigidity and its development resulted in the filing of no fewer than five patents.
Presented during Watches & Wonders 2022, this unique Altiplano Ultimate Concept piece pays tribute to the first beats of its first prototype that took place on 7 February 2017 at 7:47 am. This meaningful date is featured on the watch at 2 o’clock while two enlarged dots on the off-centred dial mark the corresponding time. Reference is made to the place where the Piaget Manufacture is located. A “La Côte-aux-Fées” inscription has been engraved onto the ratchet wheel along with the manufacture’s GPS coordinates. Last, the Piaget logo font is that of the historical logo of the manufacture. Completing the tribute, the background of the dial features stars illuminated with Super-LumiNova that replicate the sky above La Côte-aux-Fées at the exact date and time of the AUC’s birth.
For the occasion, the 41mm cobalt-alloy case has been PVD-coated in a dark slate blue colour. It is presented on an ultra-thin blue alligator leather strap on a pin buckle. The price of the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tribute is indicated “upon request” but will be in excess of CHF 400,000. For more information, please visit www.piaget.com.