Pushing the Boundaries: Piaget Unveils the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon

Celebrating 150 years of horological excellence, Piaget unveils the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon, a groundbreaking timepiece that redefines the limits of ultra-thin craftsmanship. This historic milestone showcases Piaget’s relentless pursuit of elegance and innovation, marking a significant chapter in both technical mastery and emotional resonance within the world of haute horlogerie.

Engineering Marvel

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon stands as a testament to Piaget’s unwavering commitment to excellence. With a remarkable thickness of just 2mm, matching its predecessor, this masterpiece houses the intricate mechanics of a tourbillon within its slender frame. Despite its seemingly everyday dimensions – 41.5mm diameter and 20 meters water resistance – this timepiece transcends ordinary expectations, elevating itself to the realm of the extraordinary.

Crafting the Extraordinary

Behind the scenes, the creation of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon was a saga of dedication and innovation. Over three years of meticulous craftsmanship and relentless pursuit of perfection unfolded within Piaget’s Manufacture in La Côte-aux-Fées. Redesigning 90% of its components and even developing new machinery, Piaget’s artisans pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible, reinventing every aspect to accommodate the addition of the tourbillon complication.

Innovative Solutions

To achieve the unprecedented thinness of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon, Piaget employed revolutionary techniques and materials. Blued cobalt alloy formed the case, while a unique skeletonized barrel and custom mainspring ensured optimal energy efficiency. The integration of ball bearings reduced friction, allowing for a thinner profile without compromising on performance. Every detail, from the sapphire crystal to the intricate components, was meticulously crafted to perfection, culminating in a timepiece that marries technical prowess with aesthetic brilliance.

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon

Unveiling the Future

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon heralds a new era of horological innovation, where tradition meets innovation in a harmonious symphony of craftsmanship. As Piaget continues to push the boundaries of ultra-thin mastery, one can only anticipate what extraordinary challenges the Maison will undertake next. With each masterpiece, Piaget invites us to celebrate not only the artistry of watchmaking but also the enduring legacy of human ingenuity and creativity.

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon Technical Specifications

  • Movement: Calibre 970P-UC, one-minute peripheral tourbillon

  • Winding: Hand-wound

  • Number of jewels: 13

  • Number of ball bearings: 6

  • Power reserve: Around 40 hours

  • Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph

  • Indications: hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon cage

Dial: Monobloc dial with a brass train wheel bridge (CuZn38Pb2) and polished round and baton indexes, a stick hand for the minutes and a monobloc disc with a hand for the hours

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon



  • Material: M64BC cobalt alloy, blue PVD-treated

  • Diameter: 41.5 mm

  • Thickness: 2 mm (crystal included)

  • Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

  • Case back: Solid with a sapphire crystal disc

  • Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet)

  • Strap: Material TBD

  • Buckle: Pin buckle, M64BC cobalt alloy

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