Piaget has always been a brand that prides itself on creating masterful timepieces that are bold, unique, and elegant. Their history is steeped in creativity and inspiration, and they have designed watches to reflect their ethos, as well as ones that would sit within their customers life, whether they need a dress watch or something for sport. This is where the Piaget Polo’s history started. Introduced in 1979, the Piaget polo began with the brand creating innovative designs that became associated with the sport of kings; polo. The Piaget Polo is a timepiece for gentlemen who like to play a different game and indeed want a luxury watch they can wear on and off the field. The driving force behind the watch was Yves G. Piaget, fourth generation of Piaget’s who spoke of the Polo collection and it’s philosophy being summed up in one sentence
It was indeed a success, and not just with those who were fans of the sport. Many notable celebrities like artist Andy Warhol and singer Sammy Davis Junior were seen sporting the watches concreting its’ status as a sought after watch, and marking it in Piaget’s history as one of the most popular. It is little wonder then, why the brand continued to create these watches, keeping the design and the spirit true to its original. In 2001, the brand released a new version of the watch which was highly sought after by watch collectors, and once again piqued the interest of a new generation of celebrity.
The Piaget Polo is highly recognisable thanks to its cushion-shaped dial placed in a round case. It is sleek and comfortable, and is the perfect watch for all occasions. While the original was created in gold, the modern day Polos also come in stainless steel and they have even introduced pops of colour for a twist on the original. Their brand new version for 2020 is limited edition of 888 pieces, and will surely create a similar buzz to its predecessors.
The timepiece features a striking green horizontal guilloché dial that gives off a bluish hue in certain lights. It is complemented with pink-gold coloured hands, gold indexes and date window frame. The hands and indexes are enhanced with SuperLuminova, a substance charged by light and retains its glow in darker conditions. There is also a ‘P’ for Piaget on the counterweight of the seconds hand for an added touch of personalisation. The timepiece is powered by Piaget’s 1110P self-winding movement that has a slate grey coloured oscillating weight that can be admired through a sapphire crystal caseback.
This watch is truly a part of history, and will continue to be so for a very long time.
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