News: Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Only Watch – first ultra-thin with black PVD movement and case
Piaget has created a unique, all black Altiplano Skeleton for the Only Watch charity auction in September 2013, the first Piaget ultra-thin watch with an all black coating.
In contrast to the more colourful creations for Only Watch 2013, the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Only Watch is monochromatic. Both the case and movement bridges are coated in dark PVD, the first time Piaget has applied this treatment to an ultra-thin watch. Aside from the black coating, the watch is identical to the standard Altiplano Skeleton. The white gold case is 38 mm and the movement used is the micro-rotor equipped cal. 1200S.
Piaget has made a name for itself as a maker of extremely slim movements – it makes the world’s thinnest minute repeater – so it’s no surprise this is the thinnest automatic movement today, standing just just 2.4 mm high. And at 5.34 mm high, the Altiplano Skeleton is also the world’s thinnest skeleton timepiece. This will be auctioned alongside 39 other timepieces on 28 September 2013 in Monte Carlo at Only Watch 2013, with all proceeds going to research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. – SJX
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