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.
Aesthetically, this watch is very much an Altiplano. There’s no mistaking it for anything else. The white gold case is complemented by the new patinated slate grey dial, which is radially brushed and supposedly takes on very different tones in different lighting, looking warmer or cooler than it does in the image here. Below the Piaget signature, you’ll notice the little “Automatique” too, which is a nice nod to the brand’s history as it appeared on the earliest ultra-thin Piaget’s in much the same way.
Beyond the beautiful color though, this watch houses a brand new ultra-thin movement, adding to Piaget’s replica already formidable arsenal. The 1203P is based on the 1205P, and shows the hours and minutes plus the date. It’s also of course wound by a micro-rotor, like all of Piaget’s automatic ultra-thins. That’s all the info we have for you right now on this new caliber, though you know we’ll be going much more in-depth once SIHH begins tomorrow and we can get our hands on the watch itself.
Pricing will be announced at SIHH in the coming days too, and we’ll update you as soon as it’s official.