Piaget Altiplano Meteorite . New wonders of Piaget .

Jan 22, 2019,10:13 AM
 

Piaget , the wonders maker has bought  a meteorite that had fallen in china in 1964 and used it for the dials of their Altiplano models .The  Piaget Altiplano Meteorite will be officially launched at the next Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva in January 2019.It has all the attractions you could wish for. Its slim 40mm-wide gold case houses a surprising stone disc that fell out of the sky. That it to say, the dial is cut from a fragment of grey meteorite. The disc has an unusual texture, known as a Widmanstätten pattern, named after the Austrian scientist who identified it in the 19th century. The texture contains oblique stripes set close together and indicating a high amount of iron and nickel alloy that has been heated to extreme temperatures of over 1,000 C° and was then suddenly cooled down. It takes great dexterity to cut out the dials. The result is always highly individual, making each one of the 300 watches in this limited edition truly unique.





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Piaget seems did not want to alter the beautiful Meteorite dial .

 
 By: mohammad : January 22nd, 2019-20:51
They bought a Meteorite that has fallen in china in 1964 and used it as a dial . how creative Piaget are . I think with no seconds hand being a formal dress watch looked static and had to add a date window that had to be small in order not to alter the Me... 

What do you mean?

 
 By: vitalsigns : January 22nd, 2019-21:18
They altered it to add the date window. If it wasn’t altered at all, it would have been much better.

Code 11.59?

 
 By: gmark2800 : January 22nd, 2019-11:51
The hands and date font looks like the same used on the AP Code 11.59?

I love a meteorite dial but ....

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 22nd, 2019-12:46
What the heck happened to the date window. I really despair sometimes !

I think Piaget did not want to alter the Meteorite dial .

 
 By: mohammad : January 22nd, 2019-20:42
Meteorite dial this beautiful must dominate most of the dial .

Mohammad...what we say is...

 
 By: maverickmahesh : January 22nd, 2019-23:05
we don't need a 'date' - so the we could enjoy a 'pure Meteorite' dial ! yeah...most of us 'hate' date windows....;-)

Yep... ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 22nd, 2019-23:30

Especially a white window with this dial 🤯

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 23rd, 2019-00:57
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Agree , but ....

 
 By: mohammad : January 23rd, 2019-01:44
I think with no seconds hand being a formal dress watch looked static and had to add a date window that had to be small in order not to alter the Meteorite dial proportion .

plus something else is irking me....

 
 By: maverickmahesh : January 23rd, 2019-02:20
aren't the hands a bit short ?! probably just my feeling...all said it is a lovely dial !