Piaget Altiplano Chronograph

Jul 04, 2020,08:02 AM

Almost 4 years since I got this watch.  Still a classic and the thinnest hand-wound chronograph in the World. It seems that it was not popular at all as it is no longer in the Piaget catalogue.

I wonder why ?

Love the hands of this watch, very simple but very readable too.  The second time zone is a nice complication too. 

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thank you Bill! [nt]

 By: christianch : July 4th, 2020-09:39

There's heavy competition in the manual chronograph segment. The ALS 1850 chrono, the Patek 5170, Montblanc 1858 monopusher chronograph to name just a few.

 By: nafetS : July 4th, 2020-11:16
I do also believe (it's only a guess, backed up by some comments of my AD), that there's not that many customers buying manual chronographs, compared to pther watch segments. So heavy competition in a relatively small market is imho probably the reason fo... 

thanks for the comment, you are probably right

 By: christianch : July 4th, 2020-11:38
and perhaps the market really didn't like this one. the ALS and Patek are much more expensive so perhaps is simply that they sold much less than they expected. I still think it was a winner..glad I got one

Simply elegant! [nt]

 By: aperna : July 10th, 2020-09:47