As a watchmaker, Piaget has truly mastered the art of ultra-thin watchmaking. Its most recent accomplishment in this department is the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, which won the prestigious Aiguille d’Or prize at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2020. The watch was the thinnest mechanical watch then, measuring only 2mm in height. (Bulgari has since broken that record with its Octo Finissimo Ultra that is 1.8mm thin.)
The technical achievement of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept is still something to marvel over. To reduce the height, Piaget merges the movement with the case, creating a one-layer construction (as opposed to the average watch's four layers) that features five patents.
From concept, Piaget now offers the watch for sale, but only as a unique piece. The dial is illuminated with Superluminova-coated stars that replicate the the sky above the Piaget manufacture in La Côte-aux-Fées at the exact date and time (February 7, 2017 at 7.47pm) of the its birth. The date and time are also inscribed in a small window at '2.30'.
The polished caseband is contrasted against the satin-finished bezel, lugs and caseback. A dark blue alligator strap completes the look.