Actor Jared Leto took a nearly six-year break from the big screen to concentrate on making music with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars. He made his return to Hollywood in a big way, winning Best Supporting Actor at last Sunday’s Academy Awards. And he made a big sartorial impression on the red carpet with his flowing locks, white tux and Piaget Altiplano 40mm G0A33112.
The Altiplano is rock-star skinny and movie-star sexy, making it an obvious choice for Leto. This particular model won Montres Passion Watch of the Year when it was introduced in 2008, and it still holds up as an ultimate dress watch. Its in-house, ultra-thin hand-wound 838P movement measures only 2.5 mm in thickness. Once it’s housed in its 18k white gold case, its profile is only 6.6mm.
And like Leto, the Altiplano displays serious range and presence despite its slight silhouette. It’s a dress watch, but its design is minimalist enough for everyday wear. The dial is clean, with super slender baton hands and markers but the addition of an off-centered small seconds dial at 10 o’clock gives it an edgier look. And for gear heads, the sapphire crystal case back showcases the intricacies of the movement, such as the Piaget’s signature Côtes de Genève pattern and blued screws.
Piaget makes flashier Altiplanos (Oscar presenter and Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan was wearing the new white gold 900P, the world’s thinnest watch), but the classic G0A33112 certainly wins our pick for best supporting timepiece at the Oscars.
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