Ahead of the SIHH 2019 in Geneva, watchmakers are busy putting their finishing touches to their latest masterpieces. Gearing up to rock the show this year is Swiss luxury brand Piaget, who will unveil their new ultra-thin Altiplano range. What makes the watches special is its dial, made from a sliver of the meteorite. The model, known for its glittering dials, has come up with a design that is out of this world with crisscrossing patterns or Widmanstätten patterns. This is found in meteorites, mostly with iron and nickel. Like having a bit of space in your hand.
The Altiplano Tourbillon comes with a dial made of blue meteorite and gold print markings. The bezel features diamonds and a briolette diamond set in the crown, packed in a case of 18k pink gold. The watch consists of a calibre 670P, an ultra-thin hand-wound tourbillon measuring 30.6mm in diameter and a height of 4.6mm. It is supported with a blue alligator strap with an 18k gold pin buckle. There are just 28 pieces available and is priced at $111,300.
There is another model in the range is one with a grey meteorite dial. More affordable at $24,800, there are only 300 pieces of these available.