This year is the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano and we know there are going to be quite a few commemorative replica watches from Piaget to celebrate. In fact, we’ve already shown you two of them. Now we’ve got another to share, the 40mm Altiplano with a patinated grey dial and the brand new in-house 1203P movement.
Considering that a watch is essentially a miniature clock, miniaturization has been a pursuit of watchmakers since the very beginning. Around the year 1500, table clocks paved the way for the first pocket ultra-thin replica watches. Significant technical advancements over the ensuing centuries turned pocket watches into ever-slimmer devices and eventually into svelte wristwatches. By the mid-20th century, masters of the art had managed to pare down movements to coin-like dimensions, producing sleek, elegant wristwatches that posed daunting technical challenges, as it is far more difficult to produce a thin movement, particularly with complications, than a thicker one.
The dividing line between the two is not a matter of mere dimensions, points out Michael Friedman, historian at Audemars Piguet. He explains that it’s more about the way a watchmaker consciously designs a watch to be thinner. Telltale engineering clues, such as the lack of a second hand, indicate that a watch was built to be as thin as possible.
Muscat- A long time association between Piaget and feminine horology has created a timepiece par excellence – the new Piaget Limelight Stella – now available in Oman exclusively at Khimji’s copy watches. An ode to femininity, beauty and poetry, the moon has inspired this intricately crafted masterpiece.
‘A mark of opulence and definitely a worthy indulgence, the Piaget Limelight Stella is truly a class apart. We are greatly overjoyed to be the only showroom that presents Oman with this truly magnificent piece of art,’ said Nailesh Khimji, director, Khimji Ramdas.