INTRODUCING: Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
Sporty, stylish, and now with an accurate calendar till the year 2100.
Piaget’s Polo is the brand’s sports-luxe offering to consumers, a casually stylish option from its dressier watch designs. Its round case and cushion display make it nearly a perfect midway between the Polo Emperador (formerly the Emperador Coussin) and Altiplano. Moreover, the horizontal guilloché pattern on the dial with different colour executions and easy sizing at 42mm make it a great timepiece for daily wear. But it also stands out as a slim sports-chic piece since Piaget’s savoir-faire is in creating ultra-thin movements.
The Polo has helped Piaget attract new and younger audiences, and it continues to sell out in stores. So, it’s no surprise that the brand is looking to expand its repertoire of Polo models, the latest of which is the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin.
Piaget's Perpetual Calendar
The perpetual calendar indicates the calendar precisely across a century, automatically accounting for leap years and the shorter month of February. Piaget’s first ultra-thin perpetual calendar was created in 1986 with a quartz movement. Now it’s developed an ultra-thin mechanical perpetual calendar that’s one of the slimmest in the industry.
To create a slim version of a perpetual calendar movement, Piaget based it on the 2.35mm-thin Calibre 1200P, which it introduced in 2010. The 1200P is based on Piaget’s renowned 12P movement from 1960, which set the record then for the slimmest movement in the world.
The Calibre 1255P that powers the Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is just 4mm thick and self-winding, thanks to an efficient micro-rotor. It’s important for the watch to keep running even when not worn so that the calendar remains accurate, and there’s no need to correct the date. The 1200 series of movements offer a power reserve of around 44 hours.
The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
Three analogue counters at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock indicate the day, month and leap year, and date, respectively. A fourth sub-dial presents the moonphase display at 6 o’clock, using Piaget’s distinct large moon that waxes and wanes as the days pass. The design of the moonphase display, as well as the leap year indication, opens up the dial and makes it more legible compared with other standard perpetual calendar designs. The dial has the standard horizontal guilloché engraving and applied hour markers in a vivid emerald green, a nod to Piaget’s expertise as a jeweller as well as a watchmaker.
From the see-through caseback, you can see the blue galvanised micro-rotor that’s another Piaget signature, with circular Geneva stripes on the mainplate and oscillating mass. The interplay of brushed and mirror-finished surfaces on the case gives it a rugged and sophisticated look. The brand has also added a new SingleTouch system for the lugs to make it easy to switch between the bracelet and the additional rubber strap included. At just 8.65mm thick, this is a watch you can take to the beach, office, and everywhere else.
The accompanying bracelet has also undergone seven design changes. It’s now tapered and shaped to fit comfortably on the wrist right against the skin. The middle links also have horizontal gadroons that are inspired by the design of the original Polo, and the external screws are now hidden. The new SingleTouch system means you can detach the bracelet with just a press. Priced at just €49,000 (local pricing not yet finalised), this is an incredibly priced offering by Piaget. The watch will be available from authorised retailers later this year; pre-orders are available from this month onwards.
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