It’s time to celebrate Father’s Day and show appreciation for all the wonderful things dad contributes to those around him. While a father’s love is priceless, love and gratitude are expressed in a selection of timepieces that bring together virtuoso watchmaking and timeless design. Defying the conventions of ultra-thin fine watchmaking with cutting-edge innovations since 1957, Piaget continues to exceed all records of slenderness with its Altiplano watches, pushing the boundaries of the infinitely small with movements entirely developed and manufactured in-house by Piaget.
An unforgettable gift to take dad’s breath away, the Altiplano 38 mm 900P is a masterpiece of ultra-thin watchmaking excellence and precision. In a feat of technical virtuosity, the case elements and hand-wound calibre have been merged into a single entity, creating a timepiece of extreme slenderness measuring just 3.65mm in thickness (G0A39111).
Even though many of its 145 parts remain hidden inside the 18K white gold case, each one has been masterfully finished according to the noblest horological traditions. Hollowed to offer a window into the mechanical sophistication at the heart of the Altiplano 38 mm 900P, the bevelled and sunburst satin-brushed bridges are black-coated to create elegant contrasts with the white gold case. The finishes of the alternately sunburst or circular satin-brushed wheels contribute to the unusual and memorable design of this supremely slender creation. The elegant aesthetics of the watch can be paired with a set of masculine circular Piaget Altiplano cufflinks in white gold and black onyx (G31A2800).
For the understated yet stylish dad, the timeless Piaget Altiplano Date is an expression of effortless elegance (G0A38131). Defined by its pure aesthetics, the timepiece boasts the world’s thinnest automatic movement, just 3 mm thin and housed in a record-breaking 6.36 mm rose gold case. In keeping with the tradition of off-centred indicators, the Altiplano is equipped with a date display at 9 o’clock strikes a perfect balance with the small seconds at 5 o’clock. The sapphire crystal case back reveals the full wealth of a movement graced with traditional finishes such as circular Côtes de Genève, a circular-grained mainplate, bevelled bridges, sunray-brushed wheels, blued screws, a dedicated index-assembly, as well as a rose gold micro-rotor delicately engraved with the Piaget coat of arms.
Uniting modernity and tradition seamlessly with understated character, the apparent simplicity of the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph reveals a major complication within (G0A40030). Yet another record in ultra-thin watchmaking, the hand-wound flyback chronograph is the thinnest in the world in terms of both its ultra-thin calibre and case.
The skill of Piaget’s watchmakers is to perfectly balance the deliberately pared-down aesthetic inherent in the Altiplano line with the challenge of a complication whose very functions call for an elaborate display. On the centre of the dial with its sunburst satin-brushed finish, the small seconds at 6 o’clock, along with a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 24-hour dual-time indication at 9 o’clock create an elegant harmony.
With slenderness and sophistication, pure lines and record-breaking prowess, a Piaget timepiece around his wrist reminds a father of the special bond he shares with his family.