Elegant Piaget Altiplano Receives Watch of the Year Award

Piaget recently won the Watch of the Year award for its slim and elegant Altiplano Date timepiece, but the famed company took home this prestigious award back in 2008 as well for its Altiplano Small Seconds watch. The award is given by a jury of professionals handpicked by the “Montres Passion” magazine, and they decided to honor Piaget once more for its extraordinary and unique approach to watchmaking.

To clarify, 23 out of 35 movements designed by Piaget are ultra-thin, which means that its timepieces are epitomes of elegance and minimalism. The Apltiplano watch in question is powered by a caliber 1205P movement, which also happens to be the thinnest automatic date movement in the world. The movement is just 3mm thick and is housed within a 6.36 mm case that comes in either white gold, rose gold or in rose gold with gem adornments. Other decorations include a circular-grained mainplate, blued screws, sunburst wheels, beveled bridges and a circular Côtes de Genève, while the rose gold micro-rotor features the Piaget coat-of-arms for a touch of exclusivity.