Piaget is enriching its Polo collection with the new Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin. In 1979, Yves Piaget created and released the Polo, named after the exuberant equestrian sport. Combining revolutionary technology with a contemporary look, the Polo held up a mirror up to the sporty and sophisticated spirits of the time.
The Polo watch of that era was spotted on the wrists of Ursula Andress, Roger Moore, Andy Warhol, and Bjorn Borg, among other culture icons of the age. The glamour and functionality of the Polo is best described by its original designer, Yves Piaget who said: “It’s a watch bracelet rather than a mere wristwatch.”
This attractive model comes in the typical Polo case that blends oblong and round shapes. Crafted from stainless steel with alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces, it measures 42 mm in diameter with a thickness of just 8.65 mm thanks to a state-of-the-art ultra-thin self-winding movement. The iconic watch also features a folding buckle and an interchangeable rubber or steel strap, making it suitable for day to night transitions.
Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin is powered by the brand’s 1255P caliber, the latest in a long line of in-house ultra-thin movements. It has a 42 hour power reserve, which allows it to function for nearly two days after the mechanism stops. Equipped with a micro winding rotor, the slender 4mm-thick 1255P tracks the month, date, day of the week, and the four-year leap cycle on sub-dials that are clear and easy to read.
The dial is a real eye-catcher with its dark emerald-green colour that changes in intensity depending on the angle of light that hits the horizontal embossed bars. The perpetual calendar indications are displayed by means of the three snailed sub-dials at 9 o’clock (day of the week), 12 o’clock (months and leap year) and 3 o’clock (date) and are complemented by the moon phase indication at 6 o’clock.
Water resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet, the new Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin ref. G0A48005 has a price of Euro 61,000. piaget.com