Piaget to Unveil Altiplano Tourbillon at SIHH 2019

By Paul Joseph

Ahead of the 2019 SIHH watch fair in Geneva, horology brands across the world are busy putting their finishing touches to their latest creations.

Among them are Swiss high-end watchmakers Piaget  who are set to unveil a new ultra-thin addition to its Altiplano range, featuring a dial made from a sliver of meteorite debris.

The new Altiplano Tourbillon boasts the same crisscrossing patterns that are typically found in meteorites, mostly made of iron and nickel.

The watch’s dial is made of blue meteorite and gold print markings, while the bezel features diamonds and a briolette diamond set in the crown, packed in a case of 18-karat pink gold.

There’s also a calibre 670P, an ultra-thin hand-wound tourbillon measuring 30.6mm in diameter and a height of 4.6mm. It is supported with a blue alligator strap with an 18-karat gold pin buckle.

Just 28 pieces are available, each priced at $111,300.There is also another model in the range with a grey meteorite dial, priced at a more affordable $24,800, with only 300 pieces available.

The new Altiplano range will be on display at the SIHH watch fair in Geneva from 15-18 January.

Founded by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, Switzerland in 1874, Piaget has grown to become one of the world’s most famous jewellery brands.

By Paul Joseph