It's not every day that a luxury watch becomes an icon of its generation and a symbol of its time. And yet in 1979, Piaget managed to create a watch of just such stature with the Piaget Polo.
The image of Piaget is intimately tied to polo, a jet-set sport in which the show takes place both on and off the playing field. A quintessential social event, each competition joyfully reunites the Piaget Society.
In 1979, Piaget captured the spirit of the times, giving birth to a luxury watch that broke free from the formal codes in vigour. Crafted exclusively from gold – literally sculpted in the precious metal – it embodies a new sportier, more casual aesthetic. The Maison gave it a name, a first in the brand’s history.
The Piaget Polo luxury watch embodies a state of mind never short on daring. As such, whilst introducing the models from the 1985 collection, Piaget created an event, blocking off half of Fifth Avenue in New York. Facing the journalists, four cavalrymen from the Piaget Polo team came out of a building on horseback and rode down the famed avenue...
The Piaget Polo design has evolved with the times to become an instantly recognisable Swiss men’s watch with its cushion-shaped dial combined with a round case and its bracelet comprising hand-assembled links that alternate between polished and satin finishes.
Worn by exceptional figures, this luxury watch in steel or gold boasts a singular signature and distinctive elegance.
The Piaget Polo houses Maison movements such as the self-winding calibre 1110P, which reveals its delicate architecture through a sapphire case-back. The current Piaget Polo luxury watch also comes in a version driven by the self-winding Piaget 1160P Manufacture mechanical movement with chronograph and date. This rose gold chronograph with a structured white dial crossed by horizontal lines, featuring applied luminescent hour markers, Dauphine hands, a trotteuse hand and an openworked P, displays the hours, minutes and seconds at the centre chronograph and the date at 6 o’clock.
Piaget Polo changed the rules of the game, by imposing a new form of elegance. It is now the steel luxury watch of influencers, engaged figures, and those who take demanding standards and individuality to heart.