In an era of bulk and ostentation, the Fake Piaget Altiplano Chronograph Watches stands out for its old-school values. As the thinnest flyback chronograph in the world, this model builds on the legacy that began with the release of the world's thinnest hand-wound and automatic watches in 1957 and 1960, respectively. While others are concerned with space-consuming complications or eye-catching shock value, the Altiplano harks back to a simpler era, when luxury items were more restraTined.
With the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph, Piaget has reconfirmed its status as a major player in the ultra-slim market. These days, it is a more niche sector than it has been in the past but still attracts plenty of interest. It is good to see other brands making an effort to steal Piaget's crown. For example, the Arnold & Son UTTE currently holds the world record for the slimmest Tourbillon, but the Breguet Classique Extra-Thin Automatic 5377, showcased at last year's Baselworld, will take its place when released. With the increasing ubiquity of new and curious complications, the ultra-slim market could be due a renaissance. It seems natural that improvements should follow a simple evolutionary process: conception – complication – refinement.
while the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph Replica is very thin, it doesn't contain the thinnest chronograph movement in the world. Movements such as the caliber 1180 family by Blancpain (F. Piguet) are thinner. The distinction here is the flyback feature. Also, while the layout of the 883P at first glance appears to resemble a traditional 12-hour chronograph dial, it isn't. The 883P is built based on Piaget's existing 880P family of in-house made chronograph movements. These have 30 minute chronographs (counter at 3 o'clock), a running seconds indicator at 6 o'clock, and a GMT 24-hour hand in the subdial at 9 o'clock, used to indicate the time in a second time zone
Piaget Replica claims to make "double records" with the Altiplano Chronograph. First is the world's thinnest (manually wound) mechanical flyback chronograph movement, with the in-house made Piaget caliber 883P that is just 4.65mm thick. Second is the world's thinnest flyback chronograph movement based watch case, as the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph Replica Watch is just 8.24mm thick. Available in 18k pink or white gold, the case is also a welcome 41mm in width.