Piaget has released a new Polo Watch, which’s 30% slimmer than the previous model, comes in two different colors, a sporty blue or grey finish, and it’s is equipped with a new skeletonized movement. Polo is an important name for Piaget. Since its creation in 1979, the collection is both sporty, but dressy enough for formal situations, with the elegance that you can find in any Piaget watch. Keep reading to discover everything about this luxury watch!
Piaget Polo luxury steel watches collection for men marks as the benchmarks of masculine elegance inspired by models from Maison’s legendary collection. Understated, dynamic, and perfect in every way, with curved cases and polished or satin-finished bracelets, these luxury steel watches reflect the elegance and high standards of the sport from which they take their name, accompanying men from morning to night.
The Polo Watch was originally introduced in 1979 and was between the designs of that era to make an enduring impact. This luxury watch was one of the original luxury sports watches. It was used by famous celebrities, including Andy Warhol and Brooke Shields. The front was distinctively marked with horizontal godroons that were replicated on the bezel and all along with the integrated bracelet.
Piaget has highly specialized in ultra-thin movements, and at many times has kept world records for the thinnest calibers. In 1957, Piaget introduced its renowned ultra-thin caliber 9P, a record-breaking 2mm thick. Launched the 12P movement, three years later, the world’s thinnest automatic movement at just 2.3mm thick. It ended last year with the Piaget Ultimate Concept, which won the Aiguille D’or for its record-breaking case thickness of only 2mm.
The Piaget Polo Skeleton is equipped with a new movement, the super-slim 2.4mm-thick caliber 1200S1, that was two-and-a-half years in development. The new caliber makes its debut here in a case that is 6.5mm thick, which is 30 percent thinner than the non-skeletonized version of the automatic Polo Sport. The main difference between this new version and the previous one is the finishing. The bridges, plate, and screws of this model are either grey or a glossy blue, two colors that are trending right now. Both versions retail for $28,500.
Skeletonizing the Polo turned this watch even slimmer, and the sporty colors provide the sports look. The water resistance is only 30 meters compared to 100 meters for the non-skeletonized Polo. Piaget believes the 1200S1 is slightly more magnetic resistant than the 1200S. The 1200S1 has a full balance bridge, which makes it robust, and the watch is open-worked rather than skeletonized, which traditionally means the bridges and plate are reduced even further by engraving, usually into scrolled patterns.
The incredible movement can be seen through the case back, and has an off-center micro-rotor, colored slate grey and engraved with the Piaget coat of arms. The steel case is 42mm, and it comes with both a steel bracelet and a blue or grey alligator strap, which can be interchanged using a quick-release system.
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