Replica rare Piaget Altiplano Meteorite Watch at SIHH 2019

The new Piaget watch with Meteorite dial and ultra-thin rose-gold case, released at SIHH 2019,
was my favorite timepiece. Normally, the Altiplano makes modern luxury look easy, it’s very difficult to totally replica the the feeling of actually wearing an Altiplano for its many copycats.
When I worn it I felt feelings very well. Although one of the frustrating design of this particular version is that, a contrasting date aperture punched out of its semi-precious stone dial. Moreover, more baffling is this particular Altiplano is essentially a time-only reference that accommodates a date except running seconds. As far as I know, Piaget’s only current crop of Altiplano watches with a date are presented with a small seconds subdial.
Anyway, there are two meteorite dial available, one in gray, and one in a tonal rose gold to match its case surround. Generally speaking, the perfect canvas for semi-precious stones has always been the Piaget’s signature mid-century minimalist dial designs found on the Altiplano (or as it was once called the “Thin-Matic”), which is another long term brand signature. Stones like malachite, lapis, jade, ruby, and turquoise have all made repeated rounds for many years, as well as meteorite, most recently was appeared in 2017’s dead-sexy ‘Vintage Inspiration’ art piece, with its cool stepped-edge case.
What I prefer meteorite is that, it carries a obviously masculine glamour due to the semi-matte, fractal appearance, which gets its unique personality from the dispersion of iron crystals that intersect at chaotic right angles, forming the stone’s unique aesthetic when cross-sectioned. Additionally, you can’t ignore the stone’s mysterious extraterrestrial origins, making it fit the occasional space-watch tie-in perfectly, like 2010’s super-rare Omega Speedmaster Soyuz Apollo Edition, or the more recent Speedmaster Ceramic Grey Side of the Moon.
Like this new Altiplano, especially the newer ceramic variant with its combination of meteorite and Sedna gold, which are a perfect example of how an eye-catching masculine aesthetic can be achieved in a high-end product using precious materials, even in the super-traditional dressy watch trappings of the Ultra-Thin Altiplano. Furthermore, Piaget’s rose gold has a warmer, masculine bronze tone (contrary to many more “pink” rose gold hues) that has a perfect contrast with the steely fractured texture and shifting iridescence of the meteorite stone. The Meteorite Altiplano still gave off a sultry, modern undertone Even with a razor-thin 6. 5mm profile and its all-dial 40mm case diameter, which didn’t quite feel like it needed a monochromatic three-piece suit to be fully enjoyed. Actually, I personally believe this replica watch not just to be a stuffy black-tie accessory, but it could be the centerpiece worn under more casual pretenses: such as with a sporty, unstructured blazer, revealed under the rolled-up sleeves of a cashmere sweater, or even matched with a black denim jacket and leather boots for the truly daring, .
Most people has known that Piaget’s incredible prowess in the ultra-thin movement manufacturing realm, so there’s no any surprises to expect. The 1230P is an automatic-winding caliber with 44 hours of power reserve, and measures only 3mm-thick due to an off-centered micro-rotor. Although has that much-maligned date, this particular movement variant belongs to the 1200-series of movements, which were released in 2010 as a successor to the legendary 12P ultra-thin movement that more or less played a dominate role in the ultra-thin competitive landscape for the better part of the 20th century.
In the watch world, as the continuous require of meteoric watch matched with sport utility and business-casual, it’s an inevitable doom for the dress watch in the past. Since the meteorite is relatively rare, this new Altiplano will be limited to 300 pieces and priced at $24,600 when it lands in Piaget boutiques later this summer. If you want to know more about it and other novelties from SIHH 2019 please click here.