PIAGET X PHILLIPS Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition

Swiss Watchmaking and High Jewellery Maison PIAGET has partnered with the famed Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo for the first time to create the Altiplano Origin China Special Edition, limited to 21 pieces.

The timepiece celebrates the magnificent landscapes of the world’s highest plateau China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with a vibrant green hue.

PIAGET X PHILLIPS Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition

It is the first time for PIAGET Altiplano collection to interpret the legendary Chinese plateau since its birth in 1957, making Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition an unprecedented classic.

The design concept of this watch set off a wave as soon as it was released, and the watch numbered 00 will be auctioned by Phillips in Hong Kong on November 28th. The remaining 20 pieces will only be available exclusively for mainland Chinese collectors.

Inspired by the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition is a microcosm of the nature with towering mountains, vast green fields, and golden-brown earth, interpreting the beauty of nature with superb watchmaking craftsmanship.

PIAGET X PHILLIPS Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition

With retro green representing the verdant earth as the main hue of the watch, the dial is lacquered in three layers of green, and every single layer has a subtle gradient green tint around the edges, which replicates the beauty of different shades of colours on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, also echoing the colour of the alligator strap and celebrating the vibrant nature. Pink gold hands and indexes are matched with green dial for the first time, reminding of green mountains on the ground.

PIAGET X PHILLIPS Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition

This creative colour scheme makes the hands and indexes bold and eye-catching, the minimalist design outlines the brilliance of the earth, while the white gold case evokes the serenity of year-round snow-covered mountain ridges.

The secret Altiplano signature at 8 o’clock on the dial tells the heritage and breakthroughs of the Altiplano collection since its launch more than half a century ago. An exquisite star in the second counter at 12 o’clock mirrors the brightest North Star in the starry night sky of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, guiding the way forward and affording a warm and reassuring feel.

PIAGET X PHILLIPS Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition

Through the sapphire case-back, the manual-winding mechanical movement with pink gold off-centred oscillating weight can be admired. The case-back is engraved with “PIAGET”, “PHILLIPS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BACS & RUSSO” and a limited-edition number, making it a collector’s item.

The case of this watch is 40mm in diameter and it is powered by the 1205P calibre with 44-hour power reserve, combining outstanding performance with a gorgeous design.

Technical details

Model: PIAGET X PHILLIPS Altiplano Origin China Special Limited Edition
Reference G0A47550

Case
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 6.36mm
18K white gold case
Sapphire case back with special engravings: “PHILLIPS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BACS & RUSSO” “Limited edition n°00/22”
Waterproof: 3 ATM

Dial
Green lacquer with pink gold-colored indexes, hands
Small seconds at 5H
Date at 9H
Secret Altiplano signature at 8’, Star at 12’ in the second counter

Movement
Piaget Manufacture ultra-thin self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 44 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vph / 3 Hz
Pink gold oscillating weight (1205P)

Strap
Green alligator strap with 18K white gold ardillon buckle

Edition
Numbered Limited Edition of 21 pieces

Estimate
In excess of HK$250,000 / US$32,000