Piaget’s creative boldness was asserted in 1979, when the Manufacture launched a striking design’s pioneer watches line : the Piaget Polo. With its excellent 7P quartz movement, the watch distinguished itself with a bracelet which was completely integrated with the case and also the lavish use of gold, thus introducing a new way of thinking.
Then a whole range of Polo’s have been launched one after the other, still offering this « chic spirit », peculiar to the 70s and 80s international « Jet-set ». This Piaget « Polo soul » lives now further in the Polo S (for Steel), their latest innovation. As Belgians Best Dressed Man Jean-Baptiste Fabbricatore recently became Piagets ambassador, we asked his opinion about this special watch.
PIAGET POLO S
The Game Changers of Piaget: Nine men, One Spirit
Piaget created the Piaget Polo S watch for a new generation: a generation of game changers. Like the Piaget Polo S, these men are ready to rewrite the rules. By choosing Piaget for a steel watch, they show with elegance and distinction that they play a different game. Different ? Undoubtedly, although we still find the geometric and organized lines (look at the dial) and the « Sport-Chic » style, peculiar to the watch.
Another great discovery is the typical finish of the Piaget 1110P Manufacture self-winding movement, revealed by the sapphire crystal case back. With seconds and date, less than 10mm thick (4mm), the watch is the expression of relaxed elegance.
Another version is available with chronograph and the new 1160P caliber.
“With its soft look, the 42mm diameter gives the watch real presence but it will still fit on any wrist, regardless of which dial color – blue, gray or white – we prefer”, says Jean-Baptiste Fabbricatore. “We also cannot miss the new polished and satin-brushed steel bracelet, which enhances the watch in its elegant but sporty spirit, yet makes it very comfortable to wear.”
PIAGET POLO S – What do we think about it ?
“While enjoying the lines of the Piaget Polo S, it is impossible not to think about the fabulous Gerald Genta and his work on the Patek Philippe Nautilus in 1974”, says Jean-Baptiste Fabbricatore. “Allow us to explain here that there’s nothing wrong about it – especially when a Maison like Piaget designs a watch with a magnificent finishing of great finesse and an outstanding Manufacture movement. Personally and last but not least because I tried it, the blue background chronograph is my favorite model of this line. Firstly for its great movement which, with its finesse, almost doesn’t affect the thickness of the model (11,2 mm) but also for the Piaget blue dial and its luminescent applied hour-markers.”
Piaget arrives with a new offer which registers itself in the style of elegant but sporty watches. While Girard Perregaux displays a Laureato for more than 11.000€, Piaget propose a better-finished product for the same price. The Polo S is available for 10.900€ for the three hands model and 14.500€ for the chronograph. Just saying, as we say !