THE MAGIC POWERS OF COLOUR
The Altiplano saga, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, continues with a version for slimmer wrists and watches adorned with soft tones.
The Piaget brand is marking 2017 with its iconic Altiplano, while remaining true to its great speciality: colour, and more precisely, coloured gems. The brilliance of soft colour blends with the magic of minerals to give birth to a colourful trio of Altiplano 34mm watches designed for the 60th anniversary of the first timepiece from the collection.
The three Altiplano 34mm watches share the same ultra-slim case and mechanical movement. The metal setting, available in white gold with or without a bezel set with diamonds or in pink gold topped with 72 cut diamonds, measures, in fact, just 34mm in diameter. As for the mechanism driving the hours and minutes, it is the 430P automatic calibre made by Piaget and provides a power reserve of about 43 hours.
The differences between each of these timepieces lie in the colour and the material used for the watch face, which is filled with applied indices and houses two stick-shaped hands. Radiant with its raspberry tone, mysterious with its semi-opaque disc or iridescent with its white opal face, the Altiplano 34mm is also a watch that plays with the fire of the diamonds set on its bezel.
If the only power possessed by the deep pink version is to provide a bright colour, the turquoise and white opal, on the other hand, have a strong symbolic content, since the first is the gem of eternal youth and the second acts as a lucky talisman.
The Altiplano 34mm model with the pink watch face is available in 360 pieces with polished bezel and 360 with a jewelled bezel, while the models dressed in turquoise and opal are each limited to 38 pieces.
Price on request. piaget.com
By Sharmila Bertin