Although recognized throughout the world, the Piaget Polo has always had a particular association with New York. It was here in 1985 that the Piaget polo team celebrated the watch by riding down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Thus, there could be no greater city or place for Piaget to celebrate the legacy of the original Piaget Polo with the launch of its natural heir and successor, a new watch for a new generation : the “Piaget Polo S” in July 2016.
In 2017, in response to the great acclaim it has received, Piaget enriches the Piaget Polo S collection with three new creations, Back In Black!
The Piaget Polo S collection takes its name from the elegant and demanding sport of polo. It is infused with the ethos of Piaget Society that was founded on the lasting friendships the brand has formed in the world of music, film, art and sports. It expresses the grammar of shapes that is at the heart of the Piaget DNA. And yet, the Piaget Polo S is the watch for those who challenge conventions.
Featuring an ingenious shape-within-shape that is Piaget’s distinctive hallmark, the Piaget Polo S displays the unique association of a cushion-shaped dial within a round 42mm stainless steel case. The dial is rendered distinctively contemporary with horizontal guilloche and superluminova dauphine hands, complete with a skeleton P on the second-hand counterweight. Designed by Piaget, its automatic in-house movement discreetly reveals its beauty through a sapphire case-back. A bracelet of meticulously hand-assembled links alternatingly polished and satin-finished completes the experience. The three new timepieces, perfect for daily wear, answer the desires of a new generation of game changers.
To the five watches launched in 2016 in the vibrant and dynamic city of New York, three more timepieces have been added this year to complete the collection. The Piaget Polo S Chronograph, equipped with the 1160P movement, is now available for the first time with a slate-gray dial. Also, in a limited edition of 888 individually numbered timepieces, the Piaget Polo S, equipped with the 1110P movement, appears with a black dial, ADLC-treated bezel and black rubber strap. The Piaget Polo S Chronograph is also available in a limited edition of 888 individually numbered timepieces with the same specifications. To allow two types of wear, these two creations are delivered with a second black calfskin leather strap and offer different possibilities of attire.
Piaget Polo S watch – 42 mm (G0A42005)
Case in steel, sapphire case-back, slate grey dial with silvered appliques indexes with Superluminova. Manufacture Piaget 1160P self-winding mechanical chronograph movement (Hours, Minutes, Date at 6 o’clock, Chronograph with central seconds, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12 hours counter at 9’, slate grey oscillating weight) 11.2 mm thickness and water resistant up to 100 m. Bracelet in steel with integrated folding clasp. Price 520,000 THB.
Piaget Polo S watch – 42 mm (G0A42001)
Case in steel, sapphire case-back, black ADLC bezel, black colored dial with silvered appliques indexes with Superluminova. Manufacture Piaget 1110P self-winding mechanical movement (Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date at 6 o’clock, slate grey oscillating weight) 9.4 mm thickness and water resistant up to 100 m. Black rubber strap set with an ardillon buckle. Delivered with a second black calfskin strap. Limited edition to 888 pieces. Price 373,000 THB.
Piaget Polo S watch – 42 mm (G0A42002)
Case in steel, sapphire case-back, black ADLC bezel, black colored dial, with silvered appliques indexes with Superluminova. Manufacture Piaget 1160P self-winding mechanical chronograph movement (Hours, Minutes, Date at 6 o’clock, Chronograph with central seconds, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12 hours counter at 9’, slate grey oscillating weight) 11.2 mm thickness and water resistant up to 100 m. Black rubber strap set with an ardillon buckle. Delivered with a second black calfskin strap. Limited edition to 888 pieces. Price 500,000 THB.
The Game Changers of Piaget
The Piaget Polo S is a watch that – by day or by night, at work or at play – speaks to and for a new generation. It was to celebrate this new generation of Game Changers that Piaget chose a select number of men who are in their daily lives, artists, sportsmen, musicians and who excel in their field, to wear the Piaget Polo S and to be a Friend of the Maison for their country. Like the Piaget Polo S, these men are ready to rewrite the rules. These men are not followers. They are driven by passion to make their dreams come true, and impact their world differently. By choosing Piaget for a steel watch, they show with elegance and distinction that they play a different game. Just like Piaget’s International Brand Ambassador for watches Ryan Reynolds, they have each proved in their life and through their careers that they truly embody the spirit and ethos of this unique watch.
It was in La Côte-aux-Fées that Georges-Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop in the family farmhouse and devoted himself to producing high-precision movements. 1874 marked the start of an ever-growing reputation in the watch industry. In 1943, the company took a decision that would prove crucial to its future by registering its brand name. Building on more than 140 years of history, the ever-bold brand innovates by offering jewels in motion, extravagant High Jewellery collections as well as exceptional luxury watches – making it one of the world’s most prestigious watchmaker-jewellers.