Much talk recently of simple dress watches. As it happens, I was innocently visiting the bank at lunch time when I accidentally fell into a watch shop. And this snuck, all too briefly, onto my wrist:
Piaget's not really a maker to which I've given a great deal of thought, but I must say the clean simplicity of this Altiplano Ultra Thin, leapt out at me. It's a similar size and shape to the JLC Grande Ultra Thin (40mm), but I think a touch thinner, and this is in white gold. It's also automatic:
Nice little rotor there, although I guess being automatic makes it more one for the pragmatists than the purists! Being gold, it costs half a Pimpepsi* at list price (*the new unit of denomination for the price of white gold watches - half of a Pimpepsi is roughly $20k). But in pure design terms, the hands and the offset small seconds make it a lot more interesting than the GUT to look at. It's a big old dinner plate of course, but if that's your thing, it sits nicely on the wrist (mine is about 7"-7.25" for comparison). Anyway, I was quite charmed. There are a lot of options in life if you have 20k burning a hole, but this strikes me as not an unreasonable one. And if you want people to notice it's gold, there's a rose one too. Just saying.
Incidentally, taking pics with my new phone is a nuisance: I finally got one with a decent camera, as I'm now working for a company that represents Nokia, and the Lumia cameras are great. Unfortunately, being a cheapskate I begged a "trial" rather than choosing and buying one. And someone there was funnier than me and gave me a bright red one. Which is fine. Except when photographing shiny things close up. Here's an alternative subdial and hand option on that VC Overseas I liked:
The Vacheron Overseas Chronograph Double Red Special Edition.
WOW...beautiful watch and very nice photos