New to Piaget with Altiplano

Jun 03, 2023,05:13 AM


I am a long time watch collector.  For some reason, I avoided Piaget for many years.  I recently became very intrigued by the Altiplano and picked one up.  This is really an amazing watch.  It is so thin, but they managed to create 4 layers of depth in the dial (outer ring, inner dial, seconds and date window).  I really like the design.  The movement is finished beautifully and it is an automatic with  a microrotor.  This seems to be a watch of the highest quality.

But, the Piaget brand doesn't seem to earn the respect it seems to deserve.  The prices on the pre-owned market are more than reasonable and they regularly appear on grey market sites as well.  As someone new to this brand, can someone give me some background as to why this is so?

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Well... It's all personal opinion...

 By: patrick_y : June 4th, 2023-02:13
It's all personal opinion. I'd say Piaget does get the respect it deserves. And it's a highly respected brand. When you say "highest of quality" I must politely inquire if you know what constitutes the "highest of quality" in such context? And specificall... 


 By: rip9er : June 4th, 2023-23:21

Piaget does make beautiful watches like yours, but...

 By: Poktori : June 5th, 2023-09:26
...they don't promote themselves as a watch brand, despite having a very respectable portfolio of high quality watches, dials, and movements that goes back decades. Rather, they like to emphasise that they're a high-end jewellery brand tied to celebrities... 

This is so interesting

 By: tom18 : June 6th, 2023-19:51
Poktori, your reply answers alot of questions I had about the brand. Thanks so much!

My pleasure! :-)

 By: Poktori : June 7th, 2023-05:42


 By: Sleeper : June 7th, 2023-23:12
One of my favorite brands and you can always be certain of the highest quality. My experience with their service department has also been excellent - relatively quick and fairly priced (to my surprise).