Watch: Ryan Reynolds in a behind-the-scenes clip for the Piaget Altiplano 60th collection


Text: Angelyn Kwek

Piaget ambassador Ryan Reynolds talks timepieces and why the Altiplano 60th series is the ultimate distinction

Falling for Ryan Reynolds' brand of charm isn't anything new, but seeing him outfitted in Piaget's Altiplano 60th collection and winking at you from behind the camera does raise his suave factor to dizzying heights. And we couldn't have nutshelled it better than the hunk himself: Ultra-thin, iconic and timeless are exactly the triple threat combination that makes the Altiplano a must-have.

Appellated as a watchmaking revolution that changed the haute horlogerie scene in the late '50s, the big six-o chalks up another landmark in the storied collection, drawing upon the celebrated aesthetic codes of its elegant minimalism. Highlighted by bevelled bridges, a circular-grained mainplate, blued screws and the Côtes de Genève embellishment — visible only from its transparent caseback and sitting closely next to the skin, the watch wears like a sophisticated secret only you're privy to.

Piaget Altiplano 60th collection

A feat of engineering prowess that pares down to only 2.35mm for the calibre of the new 43mm-sized Altiplano Self-Winding timepiece — Reynolds sports the 38mm version with an even thinner movement — the sublime sunburst dial subtly marked with a cross in the centre is beautifully paired with applique indices. Vintage yet contemporary all at once, the 60th anniversary sees the icon updated with a multitude of colourways and materials, making this hands down the new quintessential classic to be seen in for both men and women (as if you haven't been convinced by Reynolds already).

The Altiplano 60th collection is available at Piaget boutiques, limited to 460 pieces for the 38mm hand-wound model and 360 pieces for the self-winding model.