An attractive example of the elegant and wafer thin Piaget Altiplano reference 900319 from circa 1975.
The story begins in 1957 when Valentin Piaget, grandson of the company’s founder launches the Piaget Altiplano at the Basel watch fair. It was powered by the now legendary ultra-flat 9P hand-wound movement which was not only incredibly thin at just 2mm but also offered high levels of reliability and performance.
The Piaget Altiplano went on to become one of the must have dress watches of the time and Piaget has continued to innovate the range, most recently with the Altiplano Ultimate Concept - the thinnest hand-wound watch in the world, at only 2mm thick overall!
This particular example, a reference 900319 is powered by the beautiful 9P1 18 jewel hand wound movement. The 32mm 18k gold case is in good condition, free from any major dints or deep scratches. The champagne coloured dial is in excellent condition for its age. There is a minor mark above 12 o'clock but this is barely noticeable when the watch is worn.
The Piaget Altiplano is both beautiful and ingenious, and with this example you can experience everything that made the range so popular at a fraction of the price of its modern day equivalent (currently price at £13,500!).