Established in 1874 by Georges Edouard Piaget. The Swiss company, Piaget, has enjoyed a long history as one of the finest watchmakers and jewelers still operating today. Its heritage is filled with iconic designs and innovations in watchmaking technique. Fortunately for vintage timepiece collectors, this means a wide variety of vintage Piaget watch models to choose from. From ultra thin to dressy to sporty to bejeweled, here are some of the most popular vintage Piaget watch models to date. We’ll explore a few vintage Piaget watch models.
Ultra-Thin Vintage Piaget Watch Models
In the late 1990s, Piaget launched a collection of dress watches named the Altiplano. It was actually a model that was inspired by a vintage Piaget watch from 1957. That 1957 watch was equipped with none other than the legendary ultra-thin hand-wound Caliber 9P movement. This Piaget movement was a mere 2mm thick. The brand followed it up three years later with the automatic Caliber 12P movement, which was just 2.3mm thick.
These two movements put Piaget on the map and positioned the Swiss watchmaking company as a leader in ultra-thin timepieces. In fact, ultra-thin watches have been Piaget’s signature ever since. The company recently celebrated the model’s six-decade birthday with a pair of Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary models at SIHH earlier this year.
Today, ultra-thin vintage Piaget watches—whether the more modern Altiplano or the older Caliber 9P and 12P versions—are highly sought after by watch enthusiasts. Prized for their elegant looks and technical sophistication. Ultra-thin Piaget timepieces have always enjoyed plenty of respect.
Vintage Piaget Polo Watches
From the mid-1960s onwards, creativity exploded at Piaget. With an emphasis on avant-garde design, Piaget produced inventive timepieces such as dials with hard stone dials in addition to cuff watches. Continuing on their path of creativity, Piaget unveiled the bold Polo watch in 1979. With its completely integrated bracelet and dramatic horizontal line design, the Polo was—and still is—instantly recognizable. The Piaget Polo has remained one of the brand’s most coveted models for both men and women.
Whether rectangular or round, steel, gold or two-toned, with or without diamonds, the assortment of vintage Piaget Polo watches is varied. An icon of the jet set, the influence the sporty chic Piaget Polo had on modern luxury watches is unmistakable.
Vintage Piaget Limelight Watches
The Limelight is Piaget’s jewelry watch collection and its history dates back to the 1960s and 1970s. This was Piaget’s golden era of jewelry watches—when women such as Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor were often seen wearing their Piaget timepieces.
There are several different models that bear the Limelight name. That is why when looking at vintage Piaget Limelight watches. There are all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from. For instance, the current Limelight Gala model—characterized by asymmetric diamond-set curves enveloping the bezel—is actually based on a vintage Piaget watch from 1972. Also, there are Piaget Limelight jewelry watches with oval cases that can trace its roots back to the 1960s—similar in style to the one Jackie O wore. Finally, another popular vintage Piaget Limelight models are ones with tonneau-shaped cases.
Illustrating the exquisite craftsmanship that Piaget is famous for. The Limelight jewelry watch exemplifies its name by always being the center of attention.
Pre-owned Piaget Watches
When you’re ready to delve into the elegant world of Piaget, browse Gray & Son’s expansive inventory of vintage Piaget watches. Aside from pre-owned Altiplano, secondhand Polo, and used Limelight timepieces. We also carry other iconic Piaget models such as Tanagra, Dancer, Emperador, Classic, and Black Tie. With four decades of experience in the pre-owned luxury watch and jewelry market. We are proud to offer a wide range of like-new products at discounted prices—backed by our international guarantees and supported by our first-rate customer service.