The iconic Piaget Polo reaches unprecedented heights in 2023 with the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin powered by the 1255P caliber. This stunning new model showcases one of watchmaking’s most emblematic complications, evocatively complemented by a moonphase display.
Worn by exceptional figures including Ursula Andress, Roger Moore, Andy Warhol and Björn Borg, this stand-out-from-the-crowd unisex icon in gold or steel radiates a singular character and an unmistakable aura of distinction that resonates with the Piaget spirit of shared joy, sophistication and extravaganza. Yves Piaget’s numerous travels helped him sense the momentum of the American market and its appetite for luxury sports watches. Piaget was thus primed to overturn industry conventions by offering a sporty and relaxed approach to round-the-clock watchmaking elegance that took the U.S. by storm.
The emblematic Perpetual Calendar
The iconic Piaget Polo collection now welcomes for the first time a mechanical perpetual calendar – an emblematic complication in which Piaget has developed considerable expertise already deployed in some of its other watch lines. Designed to advance the day, date, and year until the year 2100 – months, moon phases and leap-year cycle – perpetual calendar watches naturally appeal to a demanding and discerning audience, people in the know who appreciate the sum of haute horlogerie savoir faire embodied in such models.
Trailblazing ultra-thin horology
Piaget has built its reputation first in the development and manufacturing of ultra-thin components and then in the development of ultra-thin movements. Combining watchmaking prowess, high-precision design and daring creativity, the in-house 12P movement launched in 1960 was the thinnest in the world because it drew on the idea of using a micro-rotor to ensure its ultra-thinness. Fifty years later, this caliber in turn gave rise to the new generation of 1200P caliber.
For Piaget’s new 1255P ultra-thin 4 mm caliber, the Manufacture drew on the ultra-thin 1200P caliber with its extremely slimness and proven reliability, while adding an additional Perpetual Calendar with moon-phase mechanism. At just 8.65 mm thick overall, the new 42mm Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin brings the universe to the wrist while retaining the joyful highlife vibe flaunted by this fabulously festive and colourful collection.
The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin features a dark emerald-green dial with a gadroon pattern and three subdials for the date, month (along with leap-year indication) and weekday at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock, along with the moonphase indication at 6 o’clock. True to Piaget tradition, the subdials incorporate several finishes, adding visual richness as the light plays across them, along with SuperLumiNova® indexes. While retaining the gadroons that have been part of the Piaget Polo signature since 1979 on the case, the aesthetic link between the new-gen Piaget Polo and its predecessors is reinforced by the reappearance of the gadroons on the bracelet. Other enhancements relate to a brand-new interchangeable SingleTouch system for the bracelet, as the model comes with a comfortable rubber strap alternative – echoing the gadroon pattern on the dial – that easily yet securely diversifies the wearability options.
A legacy of effortless distinction
The quintessential encounter between haute horlogerie and everyday wearability, the Piaget Polo slips seamlessly from day to night, public to private. Always fitting, never blending, it offers a contemporary narrative for the boldest, most versatile identities. The new Piaget Polo continues to epitomise the joyful mix of everyday wearability, sophistication and extravagance that has forged its renown. For Piaget, style is a gift. A seventh sense. Something that cannot be learnt or bought. Whatever the place, whatever the moment, while remaining true to its effortless distinction, Piaget Polo is an invitation to liberate one’s versatility and self-expression, igniting a unique ability to fit in yet stand out.