Good news for the avid fans of Piaget’s Altiplano watches! A new classic, ultra slim dress watch is more attractive than ever before. This stunning timepiece from the brand’s renowned collection comes for the first time with a full PVD treatment. Unfortunately, there are some bad news, too. Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Only Watch 2011 is a “piece unique”, so there is only one man or woman that will enjoy wearing it.
If you think that you could be the one, there will be a single opportunity to run for it, at the Only Watch charity auction that takes place every two years, during the Monaco Yacht Show. This year, the special event with the great cause (helping a research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy) will be organized on September 22, under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II.
For the fourth consecutive time, Piaget will donate a watch to the Only Watch. This time, it seams to be the most striking one. The Altiplano Skeleton combines the brand’s exceptional tradition of making ultra slim mechanism, with an amazing, skeleton look. In order to offer a unique timepiece, Piaget took what was already perfect and modified it by applying a black PVD for both, the case and the movement.
Thus, Piaget has hidden the luxurious look of the 18-carat white gold case, making it more stylish instead. A skeletonized, matt black dial, as well as the transparent back of the watch open a clear view on the most important components of the mechanism. The dial also features polished dauphine hands, with pink gold finishing, as well as a nicely designed minute track at the outer rim. A small second hand is located at the 10 o’clock position.
Inside the ultra slim case beats the ultra slim mechanism. The Piaget Caliber 838P is treated with a black PVD (there is also a non-PVD version) and features 4N pink gold screws, a sunray guilloché motif and the beveled main plate and bridges. This hand-winding movement is a true masterpiece that is only 2.7mm thick.
Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Only Watch 2011 is available with a hand-sewn black alligator strap, with black PVD-coated, 18-carat white gold pin buckle. In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful pieces among 40 one-of-a-kind watches that will be auctioned in Monaco. Previously, this wonderful collection will travel the world to be presented to watch aficionados in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milano, and Geneva.