FROM POCKET TO DESK
To celebrate 60 years of its extra-thin watch, Piaget unveils an original interpretation in the form of an elegant pocket watch combined with a desk stand.
Piaget is celebrating 60 years of its iconic Altiplano. To mark the occasion, at the beginning of the year, the company produced a range of magnificent, coloured versions of its extra-thin watch. Like the climax of a firework display, the highpoint of this range is the Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch! It is a very uncluttered design, and has all the striking aspects needed to attract collectors and modern-day dandies. Set on an elegant blue, calfskin string with a pin buckle, this limited series of 26 pieces appears in an imposing 50mm-diameter white gold case. The intense blue of its sunray dial contrasts with the slim hands and the white gold markers typical of the collection. In the centre, a discreet blue cross is reminiscent of the historic models of the 1950s.
This timepiece is powered by an ultra-thin, self-winding movement. The 1200P does not exceed 2.35mm in thickness, and offers a power reserve of 44 hours for the watch. Its outstanding finish, Côtes de Genève, “perlé” bridges and plates and angled bridges, can be seen through the sapphire caseback.
This piece can be protected with a leather pouch, but there is no incentive to leave it inside! Indeed, Piaget has had the good idea of creating a sublime blue straw marquetry desk stand. Using this craftsman-made product to hold the Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch in its allotted place, its owner can enjoy this really exceptional watch at any time.
Price: €66,500 piaget.com
By Dan Diaconu