Live from WWG 24: new watches from Piaget

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We kick off the Friday morning with our hands-on session at Piaget. An exciting year for Piaget. Their pre-WW release was a huge hit with the Polo 79 which we reviewed here. But more hands-on on this live report.

Live from WWG 24: new watches from Piaget

The 150th Anniversary of Piaget is celebrated with four novelties. Our highlights are the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon and the Polo Date 15th Anniversary.

Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Tourbillon

A new expression of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept Tourbillon. The case is only 2mm thick with a diameter of 41.5mm. The original Altiplano Ultimate Concept is now enhanced with a new flying tourbillon. Retail is set at EUR 600k. Limited Edition of 15 pieces.

The main physical difference is this novelty is 0.5mm larger in diameter, with the same case thickness. Executed in Piaget blue for the main plate by pvd on a cobalt alloy.

The tourbillon appears to levitate on its own, and the design has no pivot used in a classical tourbillon. Piaget removed the pivot design and the tourbillon is replaced with a ceramic ball bearing system arranged in around the tourbillon cage.

The movement and the case is one part, and is labelled as the 970P-UC, this is a new movement based on the 900P-UC, but as 90% of the components are new and thus can be considered as a new movement. 9 patents in total, with 2 additional just for the tourbillon.

Piaget Polo Date 15th Anniversary

This is released as a couple watch in 42mm and 36mm, booth in steel case with rubber strap. The smaller one is with a gem set bezel. This pair novelty is available separately and is an extension of the existing Polo collection. The original Polo dial design is reinterpreted and now the gadroons look wider and the watches look very fresh. Limited edition of 300 pieces each. The retail is CHF 12k in 42mm and CHF 18.6k for the 36mm with bezel gem set.

The 500P1 self winding mechanical movement is used in the 36mm version. This movement is used in the other Polo 36mm collections. And the 42mm uses the 1110P, also used in other 42mm Polo Date versions.

We have photographed the watch in Singapore before we left for Geneva, and will bring you the detailed review soon.


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