Top Shelf: Piaget's Altiplano Ultimate Concept


All things considered, no one can deny that this is the first time in the past couple of years, that we feel pretty confident about being able to actually enjoy the nice weather this spring and summer. Pandemic aside, things are starting to slowly look slightly normal again. And with normalcy comes opportunity to sport new things that we may have had on ice, for a minute. Which brings us to today’s post, which centers around a very cool concept that we’d love to see on a few wrists sometime in the near future, as we start in getting ready to let the sun shine on us again. 

Piaget is celebrating the moment its one-time record-breaking Altiplano Ultimate Concept started ticking, with a unique piece that anchors the occasion in time and space.

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept (AUC) movement beat for the first time on February 7 2017 at 07:47 and, at 2mm from case-back to crystal, it was the thinnest watch ever made, going on to win the Aiguille d’Or prize from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

The 41mm AUC 2022 features a 4Hz movement built into its slate blue PVD-treated cobalt alloy case. There’s just enough space on the mainplate for an engraved constellation of the sky – infilled with Super-LumiNova – at the time and date that the AUC was first set in motion, while the date and co-ordinates of Piaget’s La Côte-aux-Fées watchmaking manufacture is also engraved on the dial and ratchet wheel.

The watch is supplied with both a dark blue alligator strap and a blue baltimora fabric strap with cobalt alloy pin buckle. The one-off watch is listed by Piaget as Price On Request.

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