Is there anything like too thin? Well, when it comes to ultra-thin calibres, it’s quite a marvel! At Watches And Wonders 2023, the Piaget Polo Ultra-thin Perpetual Calendar, driven by the 1255P calibre, is taking this storied watch to new heights. Featuring a moonphase display, this stunning new model highlights one of the watchmaking industry’s most recognisable complications.
Through his extensive travels, Yves Piaget was able to gauge the growing popularity of high-end sports watches in the United States. As a result, Piaget was able to shake up the watch industry with its sporty, laid-back take on all-day, every-day elegance in the U.S.
Piaget has developed considerable expertise in mechanical perpetual calendars and has already deployed that knowledge in some of its other watch lines, including the Polo collection. Perpetual calendar watches, which are capable of advancing the day, date, and year until the year 2100 (including months, moon phases, and the leap year cycle), have always been popular among a knowledgeable and discerning clientele.
Piaget’s success can be traced back to the brand’s dedication to creating ever-thinner components and later, movements. The in-house 12P movement debuted in 1960 and was the thinnest in the world thanks to the innovative use of a micro-rotor. This movement combined watchmaking expertise, high-precision design, and risky creativity.
After another fifty years, this calibre spawned the 1200P family of guns. The Piaget Manufacture drew inspiration for their new 1255P ultra-thin 4 mm calibre from the ultra-thin 1200P calibre, which is also incredibly slim and dependable, but also includes a Perpetual Calendar with moon-phase mechanism. The new 42mm Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, measuring in at a svelte 8.65 mm in thickness, brings the cosmos to the wrist without sacrificing the collection’s signature upbeat, celebratory, and bright aesthetic.
The moonphase indicator is located at 6 o’clock on the dark emerald-green dial of the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, which also features three subdials for the date, month (with leap-year indication), and weekday at 9, 12, and 3, respectively. SuperLumiNova® indexes and a variety of finishes on the subdials give this watch a distinctive look, as befits the Piaget name. The new Piaget Polo continues the tradition of the Piaget Polo by including gadroons on the bracelet in addition to the case, which has been a hallmark of the Piaget Polo line since 1979.
The model also features an interchangeable SingleTouch system for the bracelet, allowing for a variety of wear configurations thanks to the addition of a comfortable rubber strap (with a gadroon pattern that matches the dial).
The Piaget Polo is the epitome of the union between haute horlogerie and practicality, as it can be worn with equal ease in any setting, whether formal or casual. It’s a modern story for the most daring, adaptable identities, and it fits them perfectly. The new Piaget Polo embodies the brand’s hallmark synthesis of practicality, refinement, and ostentatiousness.
Piaget thinks taste is innate. Astuteness is comparable to a seventh sense. A quality that cannot be taught or purchased. Piaget Polo is an open invitation to express oneself freely, regardless of location or circumstance, igniting a one-of-a-kind capacity to blend in while standing out.