Thin Automatic-Altiplano: 1969 and Alain Delons Choice
Piaget Thin Auto-Altiplano: Microrotor Calatrava
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Rare and special: 18K whitegold Altiplano. Alain Delons choice back then and a timeless classic today. More than 50 years old and every part of this classic watch was made in-house by Piaget: the case, the movement, the sapphire-crystal and the dial. All Piaget. Compare this to a Patek or a Cartier from the same era... case and dial for sure 3rd party, movement probably as well.
This super-thin watch is part of the DNA of Piaget: Thin microrotor automatic cal12P by Piaget. Made in 1968 according to our books and research and serviced by us right now -- working flawless and precise.
The case has some signs of time and wear. But one has to keep in mind: This watch comes in all original condition and is more than 50 years old.
We put a dark-blue suede strap between the (probably unpolished) case and the original 18K-Piaget-buckle. But the watch is quite versatile and would go with different colors, too.
And a word regarding the size of 32/33mm: This watch is from a time when watchmakers wanted to show what is possible technically. And a automatic movement in such a small and thin case was just exceptional. If you mind that a small watch might not work for you and might reduce your attractivity for the ladies -- let me put it like this: Alain Delon wore a very similar model in same size, while smiling.