Piaget Altiplano Origin 35mm

Piaget expands its fabulous Altiplano collection by presenting the Altiplano Origin 35mm watch model.

The origins of the Altiplano go right back to the first ultrathin Piaget dress watches that were born from the creation of the hand-wound 9P calibre in 1957, one of the slimmest mechanical movements of the era.

It was followed by the 2.3mm 12P calibre of 1960, which instantly captured a record for being the thinnest self-winding movement ever made.

Since then, Piaget has set further records by creating ultra-thin movements across the whole range of horological categories from skeleton and diamond-set skeleton watches to those featuring date displays and others powered by automatic and manual-winding mechanisms. In 2020, the Maison has also been responsible for the thinnest mechanical watch in the world, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept which is only 2mm thin.

The “Altiplano” collection was introduced in 1998 to describe an ongoing line of ultra-thin and superbly elegant designs – the latest of which is the Altiplano Origin 35mm. The Altiplano is a region of south-eastern Peru and western Bolivia which is renowned for being very flat. Piaget chose this name to encompass the thinness of its watches.

Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45405
Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45405

The Altiplano Origin is the first 35mm Altiplano to be fitted with the self-winding 501P movement. Available in beautifully understated form with a plain rose gold case, or with rose or white gold cases featuring bezels subtly adorned with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds set by Piaget’s master jewellers, the Altiplano Origin 35mm exudes quiet elegance in every guise. Both the gold case and the movement are produced entirely in-house.

Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45406
Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45406

Sapphire case backs allow an unhindered view of the beautifully-finished, ultra-slim movement with its oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat of arms, while close examination of the eight o’clock hour marker on the silvered dial reveals a discreet “Altiplano” signature.

Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45405

Rose gold versions are fitted with quick- change straps in shiny red alligator leather, while the white gold model gets a similar strap in shiny blue – with an extensive range of other colours available, all of which can be effortlessly swapped in and out.

Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45407
Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45407

Technical details

Model: Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45405

  • Diameter: 35mm
  • Thickness: 8.1mm
  • Watch in 18K rose gold
  • Silvered dial with rose gold applied baton indexes
  • Altiplano signature at 8 o’clock
  • Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement (501P)
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Sapphire case-back
  • Self-interchangeable shiny red alligator leather strap with rose gold ardillon buckle

Model: Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45406

  • Diameter: 35mm
  • Thickness: 8.1mm
  • Watch in 18K rose gold
  • Bezel set with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.49ct)
  • Silvered dial with rose gold applied baton indexes
  • Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement (501P)
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Sapphire case-back
  • Self-interchangeable shiny red alligator leather strap with rose gold ardillon buckle

Model: Piaget Altiplano Origin in 35mm, Reference G0A45407

  • Diameter: 35mm
  • Thickness: 8.1mm
  • Watch in 18K white gold
  • Bezel set with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.49ct)
  • Silvered dial with rose gold applied baton indexes
  • Piaget manufacture self-winding mechanical movement (501P)
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Sapphire case-back
  • Self-interchangeable shiny blue alligator leather strap with rose gold ardillon buckle