1960' Piaget Altiplano Rose gold extra-flat
A very elegant and well preserved extra-flat wristwatch
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The present Piaget extra-flat caliber 10SC has remained in remakably good condition since it was manufactured in the 1960'. The pure dial and solid rose gold case, gives to this timepiece a magic charm and elegance. The original eggshell-white dial with applied rose gold indexes is in an incredibly well preserved condition for its age. This is a rare chance to own a watch manufactured by one of the most famous brand in the horological world.
La Côte-aux-Fées is a small village in the Swiss Jura mountains located at over 1000 metres altitude. Winters, often harsh in the region, increase the isolation of this hamlet. This is where Georges-Édouard Piaget began laying the groundwork for what would later become an inimitable signature of fine watchmaking and jewellery.
THE PIAGET DYNASTY
In 1874, at the age of nineteen, Georges-Édouard Piaget set up his first workshop on the family farm where he devoted himself to the manufacture of components and high precision movements. His motto “Always do better than necessary” reflected both his ambition and an ideal of self-surpassing that would continue to permeate the company and contribute to its success. Its reputation began to radiate well beyond the pastures of La Côte-aux-Fées. Soon Piaget would be supplying components and movements to the most prestigious watch brands in Switzerland.
In the twenties, it was under the leadership of Timothée Piaget, Georges-Édouard's son, that the company transformed from being a manufacturer of movements to become a creator of luxury pocket watches and wristwatches. This development would continue and even accelerate under the guidance of the third Piaget generation of Gérald and Valentin. In 1943, Piaget became a registered trademark. Two years later, a large new manufacturing facility was inaugurated in La Côte-aux-Fées to ensure the Maison’s growing activity.
THE REVOLUTION OF ULTRA-THIN
Going further than his predecessors in the field of ultra-thin, Valentin Piaget would make it a real signature of the brand. In 1957, the mechanical hand-wound 9P caliber created a sensation at the Basel Fair. In 1960, an ingenious micro-rotor concept enabled Piaget to launch the thinnest automatic movement in the world, the 12P. These movements allowed Piaget to establish itself as the brand of reference for elegant men’s watches.
THE AUDACITY OF STYLE
“Do what has never been done before” was Valentin Piaget’s directive to the Maison’s designers. The brand caused a sensation in 1963 by launching the first watches featuring dials made of ornamental stone. With cuff watches and pendant watches from the “21st Century Collection”, it would go even further. Over the years, Piaget has charmed many stylish personalities of great allure, including Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Piaget creations have reached a level of inventiveness and execution that has become art. So, it was only natural that Piaget would form fruitful relationships with artists, beginning in 1967 with Salvador Dalí.
- Maker: Piaget
- Model: Altiplano
- Reference: N/A
- Case N°: 100XX
- Year: 1960'
- Material: Solid 18k Rose Gold
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 34x38,5x7mm
- Caliber: In House Piaget 10SC
- Bracelet/Strap: Black aligator leather
- Lug width: 19mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
We particularly appreciate the overall excellent condition of this wristwatch. The extra-flat rose gold case gives an unbeatable exclusive touch. The round case has a nice presence on the wrist and this watch can be worn everyday and for more formal occasions.